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Pescado con Lemon (Fish with Lemon)

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Preparation facts

Yield: 6 servings



1 1/2–2 lbs (680–910g) salmon or halibut, sliced 1-inch (2.5-cm) thick (or use unsliced sole fillet)

1 1/2–2 cups (360–480mL) water

1/2 tsp (3g) of sea salt

1/4 cup (5g) chopped parsley

1 Tbs (15mL) olive oil

2 Tbs (5g) of chopped parsley for garnish


3 Tbs (25g) of unbleached white flour

1/2 cup (120mL) cold water

Juice of 2 medium-sized lemons

2 eggs


To make the fish:

Place water, salt, parsley, oil, and fish (with skin facing up) in a deep skillet and simmer for 10–15 minutes until fish is thoroughly cooked. Carefully remove fish and place on serving platter, skin down. Leave cooking water in skillet.

To make the sauce:

While the fish is cooking, mix flour with water. Stir until smooth. Add juice of lemons to well-beaten eggs. Add lemon and eggs to flour mixture and stir until creamy. 

Slowly add flour mixture to cooking water in pan and simmer on low heat, stirring continuously until it comes to a boil. Allow to cook for 1–2 minutes longer until it thickens slightly. 

Turn off heat and let sauce sit for a few minutes or until it thickens.

Pour over fish, garnish with parsley, and serve (either warm or cold).

Recipe by Julie Negrin

Nutrition facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 277
Calories from Fat 118 (42%)
% Daily Value*
20%Total Fat 13g
14%Saturated Fat 2.7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.5g
49%Cholesterol 146mg
10%Sodium 247mg
17%Potassium 591mg
2%Total Carbohydrate 5g
1%Dietary Fiber 0.3g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
68%Protein 34g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.
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