Thursday, December 11, 2008


So it's been a while since I'd heard this disheartening news about one of our old stand-bys, tilapia, and since that day, I have made every effort to prepare still-healthy meals with less tilapia, and more "other fish" - what better excuse or motivation for venturing out, right?

As part of the effort, salmon has found its way to our plates more than once, of course, with it's heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Admittedly, it's quite a bit more fishy tasting and less flexible with seasonings than good ole' tilapia but salmon is still one of my favorites.

But last night was the official foray into the world of flounder. While flounder is not nearly the omega-3 powerhouse that salmon is, it does still have healthy benefits. We particularly enjoyed the easy preparation that this recipe afforded - and even though we sat down to eat at a very late hour, it was much less because of any complexity of the recipe and moreso thanks to a small painting mishap in the master bathroom... but our meal of broiled flounder, brown rice with diced veggies, and a fresh green salad, did remind me exactly why I love cooking and the ease with which you can prepare healthy flavorful food right in your own kitchen.

Broiled Flounder with Breadcrumb Topping
adapted from Epicurious

1/4 c finely chopped onion
1/4 c chopped pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tsp olive oil
2 TBSP fine dry breadcrumbs
2-3 flounder fillets
2 TBSP mayonnaise

In a heavy skillet cook onion, bell pepper, and garlic in oil over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened and stir in bread crumbs and salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat broiler.

On a work surface arrange flounder skinned sides up and spread top with mayonnaise. Sprinkle flounder with bread crumb mixture and on oiled rack of a broiler pan broil about 6 inches from heat until cooked through, about 6 minutes.


  1. That looks great! Brad has been wanting fish a lot lately, but I don't often make it at home. I have a lot frozen, however, because my dad is very into fishing!

    And re: your comment. I posted a newsletter today! I must have been writing it at almost the same time you commented on the previous month's!


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