Sablefish with Mild Mustard Glace

Sablefish with Mild Mustard GlaceRecipe
Photo: Nigel Cox; Styling: Cindy Barr
Principle 7: Luxury ingredients can make simple meals spectacular. Here, demi-glace is the base of a rich, concentrated sauce for buttery sablefish. Serve with Cider-Glazed Carrots; if you can, use a mix of multicolored baby carrots.


Serves 4
Total time: 25 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 350
Fat 25.2 g
Satfat 5.3 g
Monofat 13.2 g
Polyfat 3.4 g
Protein 25.1 g
Carbohydrate 2.8 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 80 mg
Iron 2.6 mg
Sodium 416 mg
Calcium 64 mg


Cooking spray
2 garlic cloves, crushed
3/4 cup water, divided
1 (1.5-ounce) container roasted chicken demi-glace (such as More Than Gourmet)
3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
4 (6-ounce) sablefish fillets
1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onions


1. Heat a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds or until garlic becomes fragrant, stirring constantly. Add 1/2 cup water; bring to a simmer. Add demi-glace, stirring with a whisk until combined. Combine remaining 1/4 cup water and mustard, stirring with a whisk until mustard dissolves. Stir mustard mixture, vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper into glace mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes; strain through a fine sieve over a bowl. Discard solids; keep glace warm.

2. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper and salt evenly over fish. Add fish to pan; cook 2 1/2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; turn fish, and cook 7 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Sprinkle with green onions, and serve with glace.