Pan-Roasted Monkfish with Wild Mushroom Stuffed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Sauteed Spinach and Red Wine Sauce

Total Time:
1 hr 59 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
24 min
Cook:
1 hr 15 min

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Intermediate

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Ingredients
  • Fish:
  • 4 (3-ounce) pieces monkfish, with bone
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus 4 tablespoons for browning fish
  • 1 cup red wine
  • Potatoes:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 8 ounces wild mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 medium Yukon gold potatoes, about 3 ounces each
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sauce:
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallots
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup reduced veal stock
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Spinach:
  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
Directions

In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, thyme, orange zest, and olive oil. Add red wine and mix well. Place in plastic bag with monkfish, seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Heat the butter in a nonstick pan. Add the garlic and saute in butter until lightly golden. Add mushrooms and cook until the water has evaporated. Season with salt and pepper and cool.

With an apple corer, make a hole lengthwise through the potato saving the core. Fill the potato with enough mushroom filling to pack the inside of the potato. Cut the ends of the cores off and use as caps to seal off the ends of the potato. Rub olive oil, salt and pepper on the potatoes. Wrap in foil and bake for 45 minutes.

Prepare sauce by reducing red wine, balsamic vinegar, shallots, and bay leaf until lightly thickened. Add the veal stock and bring to a simmer. Strain, whisk in cold butter and season with salt and pepper.

Remove fish from the marinade. Pat dry and season with salt. In a large skillet, heat 4 tablespoons olive oil until very hot over high heat. Add fish and brown on all sides. Finish cooking in the oven until fish is cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes

Saute spinach with olive oil in a large pan until wilted and season with salt and pepper.

Place the spinach in piles in the center of 2 large plates. Place the fish around the spinach at the12 and 6 o'clock positions. Cut potatoes on the bias trimming the ends to lay flat and place at 9 and 3 o'clock positions. Pour the wine sauce over the fish and serve.

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