Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Bite with Belkys: Emerald fish from Los Ranchos inside Westland Mall in Hialeah
An iconic restaurant is giving customers a new place to eat. Tonight the chef shows us how to make his famous fish dish. Time to grab a Bite with Belkys.
The Chef: Mike Leon
The Restaurant: Los Ranchos
The Dish: Emerald Fish
Fresh 8-10 oz. filet of white fish (your choice)
1/4 oz. of olive oil
1/8 of a large white onion (finely diced)
1 clove of garlic (minced)
1/2 cup of lemon/lime juice
1/4 oz. of chicken base
pinch of ground white pepper
4 tsp. of all purpose flour (diluted)
1 quart of heavy whipping cream
1 bag of spinach (trimmed)
rice (side option)
black beans (side option)
plantains (side option)
Method of Preparation:
-Start by preparing the Emerald Sauce. In a hot pot, add, olive oil, sautéed onions, garlic, lemon juice, chicken base, salt, black pepper, flour and heavy whipping cream. Whisk together and let it reduce.
-Next, wash and towel dry fresh spinach.
-Then, in a blender add spinach and olive oil. Blend the ingredients together. If desired, add more spinach while it's blending.
-To complete the sauce, add the emulsified spinach to the cream and whisk it together.
-Now, prepare the fish by soaking it in lemon and lime juice for 10 seconds on each side and coat the soaked fish in all purpose flour.
-To finish, pan sear the fish in olive oil until golden brown.
At the restaurant, they like to serve the dish with a side of plantains, and black beans and rice.
Serving Suggestion: Pinot Grigio Wine
Take a copy of the recipe to any of the Los Ranchos restaurants and get 10% off your total bill. (Valid one month after the air date.)
Los Ranchos At Westland
1645 W 49th St,
Hialeah, FL 33012