Fish With Sizzling Olive Butter

Fish With Sizzling Olive Butter
Recipe Date:
March 16, 2022
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  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup mixed olives, such as kalamata, castelvetrano, moroccan or picholine, pitted and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or finely grated
  • 1/2 tsp fennel or coriander seeds, coarsely crushed (use the flat side of your knife or a mortar and pestle)
  • 4 pieces flaky white fish fillet, such as cod (about 6 ounces each, 1 inch thick), patted dry
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 lime wedges, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or parsley, leaves and tender stems
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill, leaves and tender stems

Tasting notes: Fennel brings out the cigar box flavor in the Transverse but is then balanced by the black cherry flavors in the wine.

Serena's tips: A mix of olives adds more depth of flavor. Make sure the fish is 1 inch thick because if it is too thin, it does not have the right texture.


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Recipe courtesy of Melissa Clark for the New York Times. Photo courtesy of David Malosh for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Simon Andrews.