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Flounder with Parsley and Caper Sauce


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  • Ingredients
  • Parsley & Caper Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons capers, rinsed and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fine dry unseasoned breadcrumbs
  • Flounder & Poaching Liquid
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 1 carrot, scrubbed and halved
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5-6 black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 Pacific flounder fillets (1 1/2 pounds total)


Servings 6


Step 1

1.To make sauce: Heat oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Add parsley, capers, sherry, lemon juice and breadcrumbs. Stir over low heat until the mixture has a sauce-like consistency. If too thick, thin with up to 1 tablespoon warm water. Season with salt, if desired.
2.To cook flounder: Combine water, onion, carrot, celery, bay leaf, peppercorns and salt in a large sauté pan or wide saucepan; bring to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes. Remove and discard the vegetables, peppercorns and bay leaf with a slotted spoon. Reduce heat to low, add flounder and simmer gently for 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let stand until the fish is opaque, about 5 minutes.
3.Lift the fish from the pan with a slotted spoon, draining well. Arrange the fish on a warm serving platter and top with the parsley-caper sauce.

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