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Florida Seafood Recipe

Poached Amberjack

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Ingredients  
2 pounds amberjack steaks or fillets
2 cups water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 small onion, sliced
1 teaspoon salt
3 peppercorns
2 sprigs parsley
1 bay leaf
 
Preparation
Cut fish into serving-size portions. Combine remaining ingredients (except sauce) in a lightly-oiled, 10-inch skillet. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Place fish, single layer, in hot liquid, cover and simmer 8-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Place fish on a hot platter and serve with Fluffy Lemon Sauce.

Yield
6 servings

Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 170, Calories From Fat 25, Total Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 65mg, Total Carbohydrate 3g, Protein 32g

 
Fluffy Lemon Sauce
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons lemon juice
 
Preparation
Melt butter in 1-quart saucepan; blend in flour, salt and paprika. Add milk gradually and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in mayonnaise and lemon juice. Heat, but do not boil. Serve warm over poached fish.

Yield
approximately 1 3/4 cups

Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 310, Calories From Fat 270, Total Fat 30g, Saturated Fat 8g, Cholesterol 40mg, Total Carbohydrate 8g, Protein 3g

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