Friday, February 11, 2011

Around my French Table: Almond Flounder Meuniere

Rafe was not the biggest fan of my first two meals from Around my French Table. He didn't hate them, but he didn't rave about them either.  I wanted to keep him on board with my little post-it note scheme,  so for my third crack at Dorie's book, I let Rafe do the picking.

He chose the Almond Flounder Meuniere.

It's Dorie's interpretation of two classic French dishes: trout amandine and sole meuniere. And lucky for me, it makes use of a slightly cheaper fish than sole!

I couldn't fine fresh flounder, so I used frozen.



Though the fancy name was a little scary - the recipe couldn't be easier: only 5 ingredients before garnishes.  

After one read through, I felt confident enough to invite our friend John over for dinner and even tackle making some fresh french bread to go along with it.  


What's better than a crispy nut crusted fish, fried up in a little puddle of browned butter?  This was very easy and equal parts delicious and impressive on the plate. 


Since the fish was pretty heavy on the fat with all the nuts and butter, I served the meal with some simple brown rice and steamed asparagus.


I even loved the simple garnish of parsley, sliced almonds, and a little squeeze of lemon juice.


This was a perfect dinner, and Rafe finally found a recipe he could endorse. 

This was my first time cooking flounder.  Have you ever tried it? Or were you also concerned about eating a character from The Little Mermaid?

7 comments:

  1. I like flounder a lot but am alway so nervous about cooking it because it is a bit delicate.

    I love eating asparagus with fish!

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  2. My parents like flounder. The almond coating looks delicious, especially with asparagus on the side.

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  3. This looks like a great meal! I love the simplicity.

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  4. This looks so pretty and delicious! I definitely like flounder.

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  5. I made this too! I thought it was so good... buttery, nutty. Love it!

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  6. THis looks delicious! I actually just made Flounder for the first time on Sunday...it was onsale at WF's! I really enjoyed it, sometimes I dont get too excited about "white fish" but its really versatile too :)

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  7. hahaha i think I have ate the little mermaid character before, but never cooked it on my own. The dish looks so beautiful!

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