This looks fancy, but it was really easy. You can impress even the meanest of critics with this dish.
2 large filets of cod (or any white fish)
salt and pepper
4 tbsp clarified butter
2 large egg yolks
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
1 tsp lemon juice
Heat a cast iron or oven safe skillet over high heat. Season the fish on both sides of the fillet with the salt and pepper. Put the fish into the hot skillet and let sear. Don't touch for 2 minutes. Flip the fish and place the skillet into a 375 degree oven for 6-8 min depending on the thickness of the fish. You can tell if it is done if it feels firm all the way through to the touch.
Start a pot of boiling water. In a different skillet clarify your butter. You do this by heating up the butter until melted, and removing all the impurities off the top.
Over a pot of boiling water, and in a steel bowl, add the egg yolks, clarified butter, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Whisk vigorously until thickened.
Serve the sauce over the fish, with some asparagus or your choice of vegetable on the side. Enjoy.