Friday, May 4, 2012

FFWD Almond Flounder Meunière

Almond Flounder Meuniére
This week for French Fridays our assignment was to make ‘Almond Flounder Meunière’.  I  was really looking forward to this fish dish and, so grateful that a dessert wasn’t on the agenda. I’m still on a sugar high from Tuesdays with Dorie! We made Hungarian Shortbread, which by the way, was amazing! 

Ok, let’s get back to the Almond Flounder Meunière. Dorie says this is her interpretation of two classic French dishes: trout amandine and sole meuniere (pronounced moh/nyehr). I don’t speak French and usually butcher the pronunciation of all the French dishes we make. What a great world we live in.  You can Google the French word and get the pronunciation spoken to you by a frenchmen.  I found that I was pronouncing ‘meunière’  like the word “manure”. Not only incorrect but, quite unappetizing!   Meuniére actually means millers wife.  It refers to rolling the fish lightly in flour and sautéing it in butter. That is exactly what we did, well sort of. This dish called for whisking an egg yolk, brushing it onto the fillets, then mixing almond meal with flour and grated lemon peel to dip the fish into. You then take the fillets and brown them in browned butter! Finally, garnish with toasted sliced almonds, chopped parsley and some lemon wedges and you have a wonderful dinner! This dish was satisfyingly delicious and enjoyed by both myself and my husband. It will definitely make it’s way onto my dinner rotation! I served mine with some beautiful spring asparagus and Brown Rice Medley (one of my favorites) from Trader Joe’s. Happy Friday everyone!


This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans cookbook ‘Around My French Table’ and has also been posted here!
To see what other Doristas are doing check it out here!




Mixing together the grated lemon peel, almond meal and flour

Beautiful and so delicious…if you like flounder this is a must try!


24 comments:

  1. Looks great Kathy! Once again I am trolling the boards getting inspiration for my late effort.

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  2. Your meal looks perfect. And I learned how to pronounce this recipe with your help. Bake when we first began this group I used to look up all the unfamiliar words and practice saying them so I could show off my speaking skills along with the cooking...well, I've gotten lazy, I thought about looking up how to say this dish, but never got that far...so thanks for teaching me. I made a note in my cookbook.

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  3. Looks delicious and even a bit healthy too hahaha

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  4. Beautiful, Kathy! Thanks for the definition of meuniere - that's pretty cool. I love Penzeys! I have 3 drawers full of their spices. We made asparagus, too!

    Have a lovely weekend.

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  5. The whole meal looks fresh and wonderful!

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  6. Lovely, lovely presentation, Kathy! The fish looks delicious and brown rice and asparagus seem to be a perfect side dishes to the Flounder Meunière/Miller's Wife/Müllerin Art...I am glad that you and your husband liked this recipe so much. Great post!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. It sure was a good Dorie week, wasn't it! Your dinner plate looks fantastic...I enjoyed this one, too :)

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  8. Too cute, I actually took french for years and I'm sure that I'm still mispronouncing most of these as well, so don't feel bad.

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  9. Beautiful meal Kathy! Isn't the internet amazing, there is so much out there to learn and just at the click of your hands. Hope you have a great Cinco de Mayo!

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  10. Google is amazing! This recipe was a winner. I usually broil fish plain, so this was quite a find for my repertoire. I made the brown rice medley too, which I originally discovered on your blog last year. I just love it!
    The bees are coming along. Thanks for asking. I plan to check the hive tomorrow, so I'll post an update later this weekend.

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  11. It looks lovely, Kathy! And miller's wife is far more appealing than cow dookies :-)

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  12. Simply lovely, Kathy! I forget about pronunciation guides through Goggle. Have a great weekend!

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  13. Yes, please...and thank you! This looks fabulous!

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  14. I am a member of the Trader Joe's cult but have never tried their Brown Rice Medley. I will put it on my list. Your fish look beautiful and, I agree, it is simple to make. Can't get enough asparagus. Nice meal. Yeah, I feel like we went overboard on the sweet tooth thing but wasn't it fun?

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  15. What a lovely meal. I haven't had sole in an age. You've put a bug in my bonnet. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  16. Dorie never failed in all her recipes..I heard her Hungarian shortbread is good :) and this fish dish is also delicious. Your meal looks complete and yummy looking. I will make this again for the family, Love the nutty crunch and tender meat. Lovely. Have a lovely weekend!

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  17. Kathy-I must say, you and the others have a lot of courage to tackle the "Dorie" recipes every week...now twice a week?
    Love the way you made the delicious flounder; what a fabulous dinner that I would love to eat!
    Turned out amazing, crispy on the outside, tender and flaky on the inside. Great job:DDD
    Have a beautiful Sunday, my dear friend!
    xo

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  18. I think you're the first blog I have read that actually used flounder. It looks great!

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  19. I love fish with a nut coating. As a matter of fact trout with almonds was my very first taste (at a restaurant) of this type of dish. I am sure flounder is another great fish that would great with this coating. It is a wonderful entree, wish it had been at my house rather than yours. Much more delicious than my dinner was, no doubt. Great presentation! Hope you are enjoying the weekend!

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  20. Your coating looks so delicious and browned. Great post!

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  21. I've never done this browned butter - must amend - this looks sensational (and I have the cookbook - how'd I miss it?).

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  22. Your fish looks great and we enjoyed ours too. I love the banana bread, that looks wonderful.

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  23. Your fish looks delicious, Kathy! I used frozen flounder and we loved it!

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  24. Looks delicious and asparagus with fish is my favorite!

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