Elegant Creamy Fish au Gratin

Martha Price

By
@Karenella

This delicious dish is easy enough for everyday, yet elegant enough for company.
Firm white fish is baked to perfection in a rich cream sauce, then topped with cheese and sauteed mushrooms.

This goes together in minutes, and is sure to impress, both your family and guests, in taste and appearance!

Adapted from the Culinary Arts Institute, this is one of my favorite recipes!
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Serves:

4 - 6

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
chicken or vegetable broth or stock
1 Tbsp
flour
1 Tbsp
butter
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp
pepper
pinch ground thyme
1/4 c
heavy cream
1 and 1/2 lb
sole, trout, pike or other white fish
1/2 c
sliced, sauteed mushrooms (or use canned) (optional)
3 Tbsp
grated parmesan, swiss, or gruyere cheese
2 Tbsp
dry bread crumbs
1 Tbsp
melted butter
1 tsp
lemon juice (optional)
fresh chopped parsley

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
2
Bring broth to a boil in a small sauce pan. Blend flour into 1 tablespoon butter and stir into broth. Cook, stirring, until thickened. Reduce heat, stir in salt, parsley flakes, pepper, thyme and cream.
3
Place fish in a well-buttered baking dish. Pour sauce over fish. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
4
If using mushrooms, spread on top of fish. Mix together cheese, bread crumbs, melted butter, and lemon juice (if desired). Sprinkle over fish in pan. Bake about 15 minutes longer, or until fish flakes easily. Top with chopped fresh parsley.
5
*Variation: Top fish with 1/2 cup chopped tomato before covering with sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy