Monday, March 18, 2019

Flounder with Aronia Berries

Those of you who still observe having fish on Fridays during Lent (as well as those of you who love fish and a quick meal), will certainly appreciate this light, easy-to-prepare dish that can be on the table in 30 minutes or less. The sweetness of the berries, paired with the tartness of the lemon juice, and smoothness of the vermouth, makes for a uniquely delicious, company-worthy entree loaded with nutrition.
Flounder with Aronia Berries

2 (6 - 7 oz.) Flounder fillets
All-purpose flour for dredging fish
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Melissa's shallot, finely chopped
1/3 cup dry vermouth
1/4 cup
Melissa's Aronia berries
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into four pieces
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 250° F.

Soak Aronia berries in vermouth while preparing recipe.

Rinse fish and pat dry. Season both sides of fillets with salt and pepper, and then dredge in flour, shaking off excess.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until it begins to smoke, then sauté fillets, turning over once, until golden and just cooked through, about four minutes total. Transfer with a slotted spatula to a platter and keep warm, uncovered, in the oven.

Add shallot to skillet and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about two minutes. Add vermouth and berries, and simmer, scraping up any browned bits, about one minute. Continue to cook over low heat, swirling skillet, until just heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.

Remove skillet from heat and add butter, swirling until incorporated. Add lemon juice, and season sauce with salt and pepper. Spoon sauce with berries over fish and serve immediately.

Serves 2

If you prefer salmon, this easy recipe for Poached Wild Salmon with Peas and Morels makes a great meal!

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Thelma said...

I love flounder and have fished them near where I live, early in the morning from the seashore. Looks like a good recipe. Thanks for sharing.

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Certainement un véritable régal !
Merci pour le partage.

Gros bisous 🌸

Linda said...

I just finished my package of tilapia fillets and may pick up a package of flounder next time. I've never had an aronia berry but the description I just read online sounds wonderful.