a tablespoon of duck fat in a nonstick
frying pan. Season both side of the
fish. Sauté the fillet skin
side down, pressing the fillet down
with a spatula in the beginning of
the sear to prevent the fish from
curling up. Leave the fish to sear
skin side down basting the flesh side
occasionally with the duck fat. After
about two minutes the flesh side will
begin to turn opaque. Flip the fish
and turn off the heat to let it cook
through. A knife should easily slide
through the fish.
Make your own duck fat -- See: How
to Render Duck Fat
mushrooms (crimini, shitake, hen of
woods, oyster) using duck fat and
olive 1:1 for a few minutes then roast
in oven at 450F for 10-15 minutes.
Mushrooms are rested on paper
towels till ready to plate.
either turnips or rutabaga (as shown
in photo) cut into pieces and cook
for 5 minutes in salted water.
make duck stock see recipe here.
duck stock till proper consistency
is reached then off the heat swirl
in a Tbl of butter.
the turnips mushrooms in the center
of the plate. Spoon duck sauce over
vegetables then place the seared black
sea bass on top.
dish will take several types of wine:
a tannic rose, chardonnay, or a light
red from chinon.
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||SEARED BLACK BASS WITH DUCK
BROTH -- TURNIPS, OYSTER MUSHROOMS , ASPARAGUS
AND CRISPY DUCK SKIN CRACKLINGS