Grilled Sturgeon with Mushroom Saute
- The Grilled Sturgeon:
- 4 sturgeon fillets (6 to 7 ounces)
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon course ground black pepper
- pinch of kosher salt or sea salt
- The mushroom & thyme saute:
- 1/2 cup button mushrooms (sliced)
- 1/2 cup shitake mushrooms (sliced)
- 1/2 cup oyster mushrooms (sliced)
- 1/4 cup of shallots (sliced)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
- 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock (canned)
- 2 tablespoons dry white wine
- pinch of salt and ground black pepper
Adapted from awesome-chef-recipes.com
Clean the grill well before getting it hot, this will help insure the fish will not stick while cooking. Start with a grill brush and remove any burnt on material. After words with an old towel that has been slightly oiled with plain vegetable oil rub the grill down. This is what chef’s call “seasoning the grill”.
Next head the grill on high while you prepare the sturgeon. Remove the skin from the sturgeon and place in a large stainless steel bowl. Add the olive oil, garlic, course black pepper and salt. Mix the seasonings into the fish to coat.
Prepare the mushroom saute by heating a large saute pan on high. Add the olive oil and add the sliced mushrooms and shallots just as the oil begins to smoke. Saute the mushrooms and shallots for about 1 minute and add the whole butter followed by the fresh thyme and salt and pepper.
Place the sturgeon on the grill and reduce the heat to a medium setting. Close the grill and leave the fish as is for 2 minutes. While the fish is cooking add both the stock and white wine to the mushroom mixture and continue to cook to reduce the liquid. Flip the fish after two minutes of cooking and cook another minute *or until the fish reaches an internal cooking temperature of 145 degrees.
Remove the grilled fish and plate, top with the mushroom and shallot mixture and enjoy. This recipe is excellent with roasted potatoes, yams or a rice blend.