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Left over flounder

glen3a Dec 26, 2010 01:00 PM

I have quite a few pieces of baked flounder left over from Xmas eve. What can I do with them for dinner tonight? Do you think they are still ok?

  1. chefj Dec 26, 2010 01:04 PM

    They should be fine if you handled them properly.
    Fish Cakes just flake the fish and treat as you would treat crab for crab cakes.

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    1. re: chefj
      ospreycove Dec 26, 2010 01:23 PM

      Turn them into a Sicilian appetizer. Pesce Agridulce. Just marinate them in a mix of white wine vinegar, orange juice, golden raisins, toasted pinenuts and season to taste, do not go overboard with the vinegar.
      Serve at room temp.

      1. re: ospreycove
        escondido123 Dec 26, 2010 02:32 PM

        I wanted to make this dish yesterday, but couldn't find any fish. My recipe from Bugiali has you saute onion lightly in olive oil, add raisins and vinegar and then pour that over the fish that has been sprinkled with finely chopped parsley and garlic and whole toasted pine nuts. That's it more or less. You let it sit at room temp for a few hours and then serve. Wonderful.

    2. ipsedixit Dec 26, 2010 01:26 PM

      I'd make fish burgers out of them.

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      1. re: ipsedixit
        glen3a Dec 26, 2010 01:54 PM

        Fish cakes it is. By the way what's the difference between fish cakes and fish burgers?

        1. re: glen3a
          ipsedixit Dec 26, 2010 01:58 PM

          For me, anyway, the difference between fish cakes and fish burgers is like the difference between meatballs and hamburgers.

          One has fillers (e.g. potatoes or bread for fish cakes and meatballs), and one does not.

          1. re: ipsedixit
            ospreycove Dec 26, 2010 01:59 PM

            If you are using cooked fish for "fishburgers" how do they hold together, with no binder?

            1. re: ospreycove
              ipsedixit Dec 26, 2010 02:03 PM

              I assumed that the OP had flounder filets. Just reheat and serve between buns.

            2. re: ipsedixit
              chefj Dec 26, 2010 01:59 PM

              What do you bind the fish with?

              1. re: chefj
                glen3a Dec 26, 2010 02:01 PM

                I'll use an egg and bread crumbs.

                1. re: glen3a
                  chefj Dec 26, 2010 02:07 PM

                  Sounds fine. i just wanted to know how ipsedixit get the fish to hold together with no "fillers".

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          Breezychow Dec 26, 2010 02:04 PM

          For starters, you can easily enjoy it in its original form. Flounder microwaves beautifully - just don't overdo it. Takes only a minute or two to reheat. A little lemon juice, a side & salad - almost as good as the first round.

          If I'm not going to reheat, then I'm most likely to turn leftover delicate fish like flounder into a salad. A little mayo, some salt & pepper, some chopped fresh herbs (tarragon is wonderful here) - whatever floats your boat with regards to a seafood salad. Makes a wonderful sandwich on toasted bread or rolls, or served on a bed of mixed lettuce.

          Fish cakes would be my last choice - I find flounder & sole too delicate for them.

          1. thew Dec 26, 2010 02:20 PM

            toss with pasta and peas.

            cook into a soup.

            have as sandwiches

            make a salad

            ospreycove's app sounds lovely

            1. f
              FishTales Dec 26, 2010 02:42 PM

              Fish tacos!

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