Lemon-Butter Crab Meat Sauce For Fish Fillets (CQ #4 - Wales)

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"Exploring the Welsh cuisine for CQ #4 has been a happy adventure, mainly due to the wealth & popularity of seafood which they manage to make a part of most fine-dining experiences, but also joins home-cooking type meals in Wales. My main goal has been to discover & use crab meat the way the Welsh do. In this recipe, they give you a way to "dress-up" ordinary fish fillets. You can bake, pan grill or even boil the fish fillets w/little fuss taken & then transform them into something worthy of praise w/this sauce. I amended this recipe to reduce the amt of sauce as I felt it was excessive for 4 fillets. BUT if you need to stretch the sauce to a larger amt, just add about 4 oz of baby shrimp to increase the bulk. It's very flexible. ENJOY!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (145.6 g)
  • Calories 299
  • Total Fat - 28 g
  • Saturated Fat - 17.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 94.1 mg
  • Sodium - 97.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
  • Sugars - 1.6 g
  • Protein - 6.6 g
  • Calcium - 52.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 29.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Melt butter in saucepan over med-low heat. Add lemon juice, garlic, wine, hot sauce & the Old Bay Seasoning. Slowly simmer for about 2 min. Add the cream & simmer until well mixed.

Step 2

Gently stir in the crab meat & simmer until the crab meat is heated through. Spoon over fish fillets, garnish w/chopped green onions & the lemon zest & serve to your happy family.

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Seaside Helene

This sauce was so good over our cod fillets. It really made the fish super delicious. A true winner for us!

review by:
(30 Jun 2020)


Great seafood sauce to have over some swordfish I sauteed. Super impressive on the plate and delicious to boot! My wife gave me special attention after this delicious meal with a glass of my favorite wine!

review by:
(23 Dec 2019)


This is so yummy...all the ingredients worked so well together...loved the lemon flavor...it just needed a touch of salt...served this over tilapia fillets...made for FYC tag game...

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(19 Feb 2018)