Sea Bass and Braised Leeks with Mustard Sauce

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Named after the French town where it has been made for centuries, Dijon mustard has a smooth, elegant texture and a taste suited to more subtle ingredients.
4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 3/4 cup vegetables)


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1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cups thinly sliced leek (about 2 large)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 cups (1-inch) diagonally sliced Belgian endive (about 3 heads)
3 garlic cloves, minced
Cooking spray
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup clam juice
1/4 cup Dijon mustard (such as Delouis Fils Dijon), divided
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
4 (6-ounce) sea bass or grouper fillets


Preheat oven to 400°.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add leek; sauté 4 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper. Remove the mixture from pan, and set aside. Add endive to pan. Sauté 9 minutes; stir occasionally. Add garlic, and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in the leek mixture. Spoon into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Combine wine, clam juice, and 2 tablespoons mustard in skillet; cook over medium-high heat until reduced to 2/3 cup (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in marjoram.

Spread 2 tablespoons of mustard evenly over both sides of fillets. Arrange the fillets on top of vegetables, and pour wine mixture over the fillets. Cover and bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Created date

May 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 267
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 8.8 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 3.9 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 33.6 g
Carbohydrate 10.9 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 116 mg
Iron 4.1 mg
Sodium 791 mg
Calcium 180 mg