Saturday, May 5, 2012

Almond Flounder Meunière- French Fridays With Dorie


Flounders was out of stock in Jusco so I could not get this dish in time for Friday, but I went straight this morning to get them from Jusco and thank God , they have fresh stock of flounder fillet @32.90 /kg.  Bought   a fillet piece for RM13 - quite a big piece - fillet of half side of the flounder . It was so fresh that I quickly cook it for our lunch so that I could make it in time for FFWD even though it may be a wee bit late.  Better late than never and when I read through the recipe , I knew I would love it. Every bite was  nutty crunch and with an after taste of the lemon zest...great lunch for the two of us :)   This dish is an inventive crossbreeding of two classic dishes, sole amandine whereby the fish is finished with sauteed almond slices and sole meunière , in which the fish is sauteed in browned butter.  And Dorie's version is using baby flounder, lightly coat the fillets with ground almonds and sauteed them in browned butter and served them with toasted almond slices and a sprinkling of parsley. I love this style of cooking the flounder...the ground almond  coating which has lemon rinds in it gave the fish the nutty crunch . I served it with radish salad and some Korean strawberries......Yummy ...a good lunch for a sunny day!

















This is a simple and easy to whip up dish compared to the other recipes in the book AMFT . What I did was to pat dry the fillet and season  with salt and pepper.  Coat the fillet with egg yolk and after which coat both sides of the fillet with the nut mixture  ( 1/3 cup of ground almond, 1 tablespoon of flour and lemon zest )  Heat a skillet and add in 1 tablespoon of butter until it turns light brown. Slip in the fillet and cook 3 minutes or until golden brown. Add 1/2 tbsp of cold butter on the exposed side and gently turn over and cook another 2 minutes and you can serve it hot and before serving squirt lemon juice on the fillet and scatter  toasted almond slices as garnishing.  The outside is nutty crunchy and the inside is juicy and tender ....Dorie suggested leftover , if any, make it into sandwich with sliced tomato on toasted white or egg bread spread with mayonaise....wow !  for me , I will spread it with whole grain french mustard ....just the thought of it makes me want to make this again ! :p
























I am glad that I managed to get some very fresh flounders from Jusco
and managed to join my other Doristas in making this
lovely and tasty Almond Flounder Meunière

Click here to see how the rest come up with their version
of this dish.



Have a great weekend !


17 comments:

  1. Lucky you!!!! I think you are the only FFwD member to actually find flounder! Your dish looks perfect...wasn't it wonderful???? Have a great weekend, Elin~

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  2. Flounders with almond sounds yummy!

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  3. This was a very simple dish with an elegant touch. Very lovely - it sounds like waiting for the right fish was a good idea. And pairing it with the berries was an even better idea.

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  4. Beautiful job, Elin! How great that you were able to get fresh flounder.

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  5. I bet the almonds give such a nice crunch!

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  6. What a stunning presentation with the radish salad and the strawberries - wonderful colors! Some great things are just so worth waiting for! You put together a great post with terrific pictures!

    Hope you are going to enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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  7. I also found flounder and it was quite delicious! Yours looks wonderful! Your dinner plate is looks lovely with those luscious strawberries!

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  8. Looks just delicious! We'll make this one, again, too.

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  9. I like that your almond flour has bigger chunks of almonds than mine. I will have to remember that for next time ... it's very pretty with a more coarse almond flour on the fish. Nice work!

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  10. thanks for the inspiration of using ground almonds to coat the fish and the sandwich idea sounds yum yum!

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  11. I loved the nutty crust too. What a perfect lunch. I wish I had planned for leftovers.

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  12. I love all your process photos! Glad you didn't have to spend so much on flounder!

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  13. What an elegant lunch! Your flounder looks delicious with the little strawberries on the side!

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  14. Hi Elin! Nice photos -- well done on the flounder score. I bet the radish was delicious w/the fish -- sure looks beautiful.

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  15. So nice to see that you're also doing the Fridays with Dorie. The flounder looks so crunchy, and delicious; the radish and strawberries are a pretty, and healthy addition, as well!

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