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Old 01-11-2009, 04:20 PM   #1
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ISO ideas for flounder filets

I bought a bunch of flounder filets, but I'm bored with pan frying in butter with Old Bay. Would like a healthier, more flavorful recipe.

I have some zuchini, frozen chopped spinach, some canned tomatoes, sallot, green onion, Asian sauces and condiments, brocoli, cauliflower....ummm, some canned beans.

Any ideas?


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Old 01-11-2009, 04:26 PM   #2
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You could do what I do sometimes with tilapia. Dry each filet, then wrap crosswise with a thin piece of prosciutto, tucking a fresh sage leaf or two between the fish and prosciutto. Saute lightly in olive oil until fish flakes. It's pretty tasty.

I've also made a "breading" of finely crushed pecans or pistaschios and bread crumbs.

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Old 01-11-2009, 04:48 PM   #3
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depending on how thick your fillets are there are several options. Assuming that they are under 1/2 an inch thick I can suggest poaching them in either a cooking bag by GLAD or in a foodsaver bag. the prep is simple and you can flavor your fillets in so many different ways that you wont soon run out of different options. I enjoy parsley,lemon, a little garlic salt and a touch of olive oil. your shallots would probably be a nice addition also.
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:50 PM   #4
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be sure to take it slowly and use as low a temp as possible to get the job done.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:10 PM   #5
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Stuffed! 1 filet with Shrimp/Crab stuffing on top...Lay another filet on top....Voila! Stuffed flounder.....

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Old 01-11-2009, 05:12 PM   #6
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I go along with the stuffed flounder idea - I have done something similiar with sole.
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:48 PM   #7
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How about going with a fish taco/fajita idea for one meal, Jeeks?

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Old 01-11-2009, 08:18 PM   #8
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You could do a flounder stir fry using the fish, veggies and sauces..
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:51 PM   #9
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we eat flounder meuniere or lemon beurre blanc pretty often.

how about frying them, coated in asian seasoned panko, and serve with sweet chilli sauce.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:03 AM   #10
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Thanks, they all sound pretty good, but the fish didn't smell too good. The DW had to twist my arm to order sushi. lol
I think I'll try the tacos next time with a tempura batter. We love eating fish like flounder or haddock, so I'll be referring to this thread often.

Thanks again.

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