Pecan Encrusted Puppy Drum

6 oz. Drum Fillet
2 oz. Pecan Crust
(equal parts ground pecans and bread crumbs)
4 oz. Pecan Relish
1 1/2 oz. Lemon Butter Sauce
Creole Seasoning
Seasoned Flour

Pecan Relish
2 oz. Pecans
1 oz. Onions, diced
1/2 oz. Bell Pepper, diced
1/2 oz. Celery, diced
1/2 t. Garlic, chopped
1 oz. Claw Crabmeat, shells removed
1/2 t. Creole Seasoning
1 oz. Butter

Place butter in sauté pan over medium heat. When melted, add onions, peppers, celery and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add crabmeat, pecans and Creole seasoning and sauté for 1 minute more, stirring frequently. Set aside. In another sauté pan, over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of oil. Lightly coat both sides of the drum in the seasoned flour, shake off the excess flour. Carefully place the fish in the sauté pan and cook for 2 minutes (until golden brown). Turn fish over and top with pecan crust. Place sauté pan in a pre-heated 375° oven and cook until fish starts to flake (about 5 minutes). Place pecan relish on plate and then add the fish over the relish. Spoon lemon butter sauce around the fish.

Lemon Butter Sauce
1/2 c. White Wine
1/4 c. Champagne Vinegar
1 Shallot, diced fine
1 oz. Lemon Juice
White Pepper
1/4 lb. Butter (unsalted), cubed
1/8 c. Heavy Cream

Place white wine, vinegar and shallot in a small pot and reduce to almost all liquid is evaporated. Add cream and reduce until thick. Lower heat to low and slowly whisk in butter one cube at a time. Remove from heat and add lemon juice. Season with salt and white pepper.