Quick Fish Sauces

Fish could be my main meal of choice seven days a week.  Add a little chicken now and again for variety and my meal planning would be complete.  My husband a “meat” guy likes more red on the table to go with his red wine.  So I don’t eat it every night.  It is pretty funny when we go out, as he will inevitably order steak and I will almost always have whatever fish they are featuring.

I found this article with links to recipes from Food & Wine Magazine and thought all the sauces sound good.  Another good source for sauces is the new America’s Test Kitchen Sauce Book.


Here, 10 great sauces that will take any fish dish over the top.

1. Parsley Sauce
This easy, lemony sauce is fantastic with crisp, butter-fried sea bass or snapper.

2. Smoked-Almond Romesco Sauce
Smoked almonds and a touch of pimentón de la Vera gives this sauce a terrific smokiness.

3. Fresh Herb Sauce
All you need for this sauce are parsley, arugula, marjoram, oregano, vinegar, and garlic.

4. Rich Ketchup Sauce
Ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar and Tabasco come together in this complexly flavored sauce.

5. Mint Sauce
Fresh mint blends with garlic, vinegar, and sugar for a sweet-and-sour sauce that’s perfect for a full-flavored fish like tuna.

6. Lemon Cream Sauce
It doesn’t get much simpler than lemon zest, cream, salt, lemon juice and parsley.

7. Salmoriglio Sauce
This tangy, buttery sauce is a Sicilian classic.

8. Red Wine Sauce
The success of this simple sauce lies in the quality of the wine. Choose a full-bodied red for a richly colored, flavorful sauce.

9. Tomato Ginger Sauce
Though you can put this simple tomato sauce together in a matter of minutes, it has surprising complexity.

10. Sweet-and-Sour Sauce
This healthy version of classic Chinese-takeout sweet-and-sour sauce is light and spicy.

Quick Fish Sauces

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