Saffron-Infused Sea Bass with Raisins, Butter Beans, and Garlic

Menu Part: 
Entree
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
4

A little bit sweet and mostly savory, this saffron infused fish dish is full of flavor and is well paired with the mild butter beans.

Ingredients

4 sea bass or grouper fillets
1⁄4 cup olive oil
1 1⁄2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1⁄4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1 cup white wine
1 1⁄2 cups raisins
2 cups canned butter beans, drained
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tbsp. garlic, minced
1 cup clam broth
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1⁄2 tsp. saffron threads, crumbled

Steps

1. In a large skillet, heat oil and sear bass until brown, 2 min. per side.

2. Add onions, bell pepper, and cilantro and cook until onions are soft. Add wine, raisins, butter beans, and salt and pepper to taste; cover skillet and cook over low heat for about 5 min.

3. In a small bowl, mix garlic, clam broth, cornstarch, and saffron until smooth. Pour
mixture over fish and continue cooking until sauce simmers.

4. Spoon raisin-vegetable mixture onto a serving plate; place fish on top.

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