Recipe Sept.. 26 - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Recipe Sept.. 26 Lemon and Herb Crusted Drum with Wilted Bok Choy, Lemon, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Posted: Updated:


Lemon and Herb Crusted Drum with Wilted Bok Choy, Lemon, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil



  • 4 teaspoons chopped lemon zest
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh chervil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 4 (6 ounce) drum fillets
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 heads baby bok choy, halved
  • Fresh lemon juice, for serving
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for serving







  • In a bowl combine the lemon zest, dill, parsley, chervil, and black pepper
  • Season the fish with 1 1/4 teaspoons of the salt, then lightly brush each piece with 1 teaspoon of the Dijon mustard on 1 side
  • Firmly press the mustard coated side of each of the drum fillets into the lemon-herb mixture
  • In a skillet, preferably nonstick, heat the vegetable oil
  • Place fillets, coated side down, into the hot oil. Cook for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes, or until the crust turns golden brown. Flip and continue to cook for 3 minutes longer or until the fish flakes easily
  • In a separate pan, place the bok choy cut side down, add a little water to the pan to steam the bok choy until just tender, about 7 minutes. Remove the bok choy from the pan into a bowl and toss with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper
  • When ready to serve, divide the bok choy among 4 dinner plates and place 1 fish fillet over the top of each serving of bok choy. Drizzle with lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil to taste.




Black Bean Dip


  • 1 plum tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • Salt
  • Tortilla chips, for dipping


  • Place the tomato, onion and cilantro into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until well chopped


  • Add the black beans, cumin, hot sauce and salt, to taste, and pulse until the mixture is mostly smooth



  • Scrape into a decorative bowl and garnish with cilantro sprigs. Serve with tortilla chips.