Sea Bass and Cucumbers in Champagne Sauce

Sea Bass and Cucumbers in Champagne Sauce Recipe
Photo: Jim Franco


4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calcium 85 mg
Calories 332
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 4 g
Cholesterol 104 mg
Fat 12 g
Fiber 1 g
Iron 1 mg
Protein 35 mg
Satfat 6 g
Sodium 437 mg


1 1/2 cups champagne or dry sparkling wine
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 1/2 pounds sea-bass fillets (cut into 4 pieces)
1 seedless cucumber, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch slices
3/4 cup light cream or whole milk


Place the champagne in a large skillet and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the salt, scallions, and sea bass and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 5 minutes. Add the cucumbers and cook 3 to 5 minutes more or until the fish just flakes when tested with a fork. Remove the fish and vegetables from the skillet and keep warm. Increase heat to high and boil the liquid in the skillet, uncovered, until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Blend in the light cream. Spoon some sauce onto each of 4 plates. Arrange the vegetables and fish on top.

Jane Kirby,

Real Simple

May 2002
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