I always buy this fish anytime I see it come in fresh the same day at my fishmonger’s. It’s a beautiful, sweet fish that is very reasonably priced. Here’s how I like to prepare it in a very simple Mediterranean fashion.
Ingredients (serves 2)
-2-4 small Sand Dab fillets
-1/2 cup of freshly chopped parsley
-2 tablespoons of extra virgen olive oil
-1 cup of dry white wine
-1 cup of unbleached, all-purpose flour
Preparation: Lightly sprinkle sea salt on both sides of each piece of fish. Heat the olive oil in a 10-12″ sautee pan (preferrably non-stick) over medium high heat. Once hot, dip each fish in the flour and shake off any excess. Drop the fillets into the hot pan, skin-side down. Cook for 2 minutes and carefully turn over. Cook for 1 minute and then deglaze pan with white wine. Lower the heat and simmer for another 4 minutes or until the fish is cooked completely through.
Transfer the fish to the plate and pour the broken vinagrette (from the hot pan) over the fillets. Garnish with fresh parsley, lemon wedges and serve immediately.