This time the choice for our online group, French Fridays with Dorie, is Almond Flounder Meuniere. Oh yum. I look forward to anything that includes nuts.
Dorie describes this dish as an inventive cross-breeding of the classic sole amandine, in which the fish is finished with sauteed sliced almonds, and sole meuniere, in which the fish, often whole, is sauteed in browned butter. Flounder is easier to find here in the U.S.
Due to previous purchase of a giant bag of sliced almonds from Costco, the only ingredient I had to go out and buy were the flounder fillets. Other ingredients include butter (of course), lemon zest, flour, and an egg yolk. What could be easier?
Some of the almonds are ground then mixed with 1 Tbsp of flour, the zest, salt and pepper. Pat the fish fillets dry and brush them with beaten egg yolk. Dip that side of the fish in the nut mixture.
|Flounder Fillets brushed with egg yolk|
|Sauteeing in browned butter|
We had ours with broccoli seasoned with almonds and red pepper flakes. This was DELICIOUS!! Quite simple and very tasty.
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