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Need a Great Recipe for Flounder

mm1320 Aug 1, 2007 07:58 AM

Hi all,

I bought two really nice filets of flounder fish -
I'm new to cooking fish

In need of a nice, fun, not too complicated recipe
and potentially a nice side dish with it...

Any suggestions?

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    Cheffrank RE: mm1320 Aug 1, 2007 08:05 AM

    2 thoughts: Legal Seafoods has a spinach stuffed sole that is easy to assemble and cook as well as being foolproof. It is in their cookbook and I am sure that you could find it somewhere on the web ( I looked but didn't have time to find it today). Another great way to make flounder is al meunier. Follw this link for a recipe and enjoy!

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      suse RE: mm1320 Aug 1, 2007 08:07 AM

      Oven fried flounder: my favorite
      450 oven
      foil on cookie sheet, coat w/ oil or spray
      mix bread crumbs (1/2 cup) w/ 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp dried thyme
      beat 1 egg white w/ fork in shallow bowl
      dip fish in egg white, then in crumbs
      place in pan
      drizzle evenly w/ olive oil (drizzle, don't pour!)
      bake about 10 minutes
      add salt at end
      serve with nice salsa or chutney
      steam some broc
      make some couscous

      1. jfood RE: mm1320 Aug 1, 2007 08:25 AM

        Huge favorite in casa jfood. also very easy.


        Sole With Leeks And Tomatoes

        Serve with rice, mashed potatoes, or noodles.
        6 tablespoons olive oil
        1 3/4 cups sliced leeks (white and pale green parts only; from 2 medium)
        2 large garlic cloves, chopped
        2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
        1 bay leaf
        1 cup canned vegetable broth
        1/2 cup dry white wine
        1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes in juice
        4 5- to 6-ounce sole fillets
        All purpose flour

        1. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat.
        2. Add leeks, garlic, thyme, and bay leaf. Sauté until leeks are tender, about 5 minutes.
        3. Add vegetable broth and wine; boil 5 minutes.
        4. Add tomatoes with juices. Boil until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
        5. Meanwhile, sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Fold each fillet in half; secure with toothpick.
        6. Add fish to pan and cover with sauce.
        7. Cover pan and simmer for 6 minutes
        8. Transfer fish to plates; remove toothpicks. Top fish with sauce.

        Makes 4 servings.

        1. evans RE: mm1320 Aug 1, 2007 03:24 PM

          This is simple & classic:

          1. salt & pepper the filets ahead of time
          2. make a mixture of 3/4 mayo & 1/4 Dijon (or less mustard to taste)
          3. oil a baking dish lightly
          4. lay filets on baking dish & slather with mayo mixture (no thicker than 1/4 inch)
          5. broil until top coating starts to bubble & brown

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