1 pound parsnips
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Red Wine Braised Shallots:
12 each shallots, peeled
1 cup red wine
1 teaspoon honey
Salt to taste
Swordfish au Poivre:
4 each swordfish steaks, 6 ounces each, cut into blocks 2 inches thick by 3 inches wide
2 teaspoons black peppercorns, cracked coarsely with rolling pin or table grind pepper
Salt to taste
2 teaspoons canola oil
Chervil leaves as needed
For the Parsnip Purée:
Peel the parsnips. Place in a saucepan with enough water to cover fully. Cook on high heat until tender. Drain. Purée in a food processor with the butter, pepper and salt. Set aside until ready to assemble dish.
For the Red Wine Braised Shallots:
Place the shallots and the red wine in a heavy saucepan. Add the honey and cook on medium heat until syrupy or approximately 20 minutes. Set aside until ready to assemble dish.
For the Swordfish au Poivre:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat the swordfish steaks with cracked pepper and salt on both sides. Heat the canola oil in a sauté pan and cook until the swordfish is golden brown and crusty on one side. Remove swordfish from pan and place, cooked side down, on a baking sheet. Finish cooking in preheated oven until the fish is just cooked, approximately 8 minutes.
To Finish and Serve:
Spoon the Parsnip Purée onto each of 4 serving plates. Place the swordfish on top of the Parsnip Purée on each plate. Glaze each piece of swordfish with the Red Wine Braised Shallots. Garnish with chervil leaves. Serve.
Winning Styles Cookbook
Recipes from the James Beard Foundation Award-Winning Chefs
Feeding Frenzy, Inc.
4-color photography throughout
Recipe reprinted by permission.
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