Thursday, October 15, 2009

Foodie Friday - A Fine Kettle of Fish

I've been cooking. I really have. I just haven't had time to blog about it or snap a few pictures, since June. Eeeek! June??? What month is it again? Was there a summer this year? Did I miss it??? I vaguely recall barbecuing my way through July, August and most of September. I even seem to remember baking, sauteing or stir frying a number of meals. We ate, ran, and never snapped one photo. To say it was a busy summer would be an understatement. So far autumn has been the same. Life has been crazy I tells 'ya, just crazy! But all of that is a post for a later date. We've got bigger fish to fry, errrr, saute.

Tonight we address the simple flounder fillet and how it can be elevated to a true culinary masterpiece.

Flounder with Shrimp Sauce has been a favorite dish since we first tried the recipe many years ago. Gently sauted flounder is covered with a delicate cream sauce laced with sherry and studded with shrimp and mushrooms. It's a stunning dish that's worthy of fine table linens, china and special dinner guests, or just a weeknight supper with your hubby.

We discovered it in the Seafood volume of the Bon Apetit cook book series, which I collected in the 80's when we were younger and could eat anything. I do love these books, and use them frequently.

I've lightened the recipe considerably to meet our new household dietary restrictions, and I'm happy to report that low fat butter substitutes and skim milk work just fine for the sauce. I use fresh herbs and have a heavy hand with them. The results are still pretty darn amazing.

Here's the recipe, copied from my cook book that has suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous cooking... Did I mention that I really love these cook books?

Flounder with Shrimp Sauce:

Now scoot over to Designs by Gollum, hosted by Michael Lee, and search the other blogs participating in Foodie Friday. Find a side dish and maybe a dessert and have a weekend feast.

'Till next time... Nancy


  1. Welcome back! I have been wondering about you! I even contacted a few people to see if they knew if you were ok!

    Your shrimp look delicious..and I am so happy you are back!
    Your LI friend,

  2. It's good to see you again, Nancy Jane!

    Your dish looks delicious!

  3. I don't eat shellfish but can certainly use the sauce with my regular fish dish. Sounds good to me. I always try to lighten up my cooking but then I eat twice as much so it is a mute point.

  4. So glad you are posting again.
    Your recipe sounds delicious.

  5. Please invite me over and make this!


  6. It looks delicious to me and it's hard to go wrong with a recipe from that source. I'm glad you enjoyed it and hope you are having a wonderful day.

  7. This looks good and we love fish!


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