5 Of The Best Sauces For Your Fish Fillets

Are you always looking for new ways to add a little love to your fish deliveries? Here’s a list of our favourite sauces for fish your fish fillets! These sauces are classic, unique and Kiwi influenced.

1: Bercy Sauce

There are so many classic and elegant French fish sauces to choose from, but we’re focusing on beautiful Bercy Sauce. Originating in the Bercy district of Paris, this sauce has been a popular way to finish off fresh fish and seafood across France since the 19th century. It starts with a flour and butter roux, incorporating white wine and shallots to create a perfectly balanced sauce to pour over fish prepared in a variety of ways, be it poached, baked or fried. You definitely want to try this one!

2: Mohlo Cru

Situated on the Atlantic Ocean and almost entirely surrounded by sea, it’s no surprise that the Portuguese know seafood. Mohlo Cru might be an ancestor of the popular South American chimichurri; it is a paste-like sauce of garlic, spring onions, herbs and vinegar. If you buy seafood in Portugal, it might just come smothered in this deliciously tangy green fish sauce.

3: English Parsley Sauce

Let’s face it, English fare can sometimes be a little bland, but if you buy fish in England you’ll know that this is one area where they exceed. Parsley sauce is traditionally British, served on top of their usual fresh fish favourites like haddock or cod. It is made simply of butter and flour, English mustard and milk, then flavoured with chopped fresh parsley, salt and pepper.

4: Salmoriglio

Italians know flavour and that includes the Sicilian accompaniment to fresh seafood or roasted meats, salmoriglio. If in Southern Italy, buy seafood covered in this bold fish sauce, made of quality olive oil, fresh lemon juice, plenty of minced garlic and herbs.

5: Tartare

Probably the first sauce that came to your mind was tartare sauce – a delicious mayo or aioli taken to the next level with gherkins, herbs and capers. We reckon tartare is the perfect answer to NZ fish and chips and is the go-to fish sauce for your Freshcatch deliveries


Do you have a special fish sauce that wasn’t mention here?

If you there’s a fish sauce that you use with your fish fillets, then we want to know it! Send us a message to support@freshcatch.co.nz and tell us what we’re missing out on. If we share your recipe on our website then you’ll get a $15 dollar Freshcatch voucher.