Pan seared Fish in White Wine Sauce

This is a classic meal,period!Impress your guests and family.


For the marinade:

  1. 1/3 cup oil
  2. 1/4 cup lemon juice
  3. 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  4. 1 teaspoon basil
  5. 1 teaspoon thyme
  6. 1 teaspoon oregano
  7. Salt
  8. Black pepper

For the sauce:

  1. 2 tablespoon oil
  2. 1 onion,diced
  3. 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  4. 1 carrot,cubed
  5. 1/2 cup celery,diced
  6. 1/2 cup white wine
  7. 1 cup stock
  8. 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream,optional
  9. 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  10. 1 tablespoon flour/all purpose
  11. 1 tablespoon herb mix(oregano,thyme,basil)
  12. Salt to taste


  • Mix all the marinade ingredients,add in the fish and refrigerate for 30 minutes but less than 24 hours
  • Pour some oil in a hot pan,enough to shallow fry your fish
  • Place the marinated fish pieces on the pan and let sear,one side for a few minutes then turn over and sear the other side as well
  • Remove from pan and set aside
  • Now,using same pan used to sear the fish,add in the onions and saute till transparent
  • Add in the garlic and saute 
  • Add in the carrots and celery
  • Once browned,add in the wine,then using a spatula/wooden spoon scrape the bottom of pan
  • Let simmer for a few minutes
  • Mix in the butter or olive oil
  • Mix in the flour 
  • Throw in the herbs
  • Add in your stock
  • Add in the whipping cream,if you want a creamy result,but it is optional
  • Season with salt
  • Finally,place in your fish and let simmer 
  • Best served with mashed potato or rice

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