Friday, September 21, 2007

Couldn't be simpler
--Crisp Crusted Flounder

Crisp Crusted Flounder
The Simpler The Better Sensational Italian Meals Copyright 2005

4 flounder fillets, about 5 ounces each
½ cup plain, dried bread crumbs
1 large garlic clove, crushed through a press
½ teaspoon dried oregano
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Lemon wedges

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees with rack in top third. Lightly oil a 9x13-inch glass or metal baking dish. Season fillets with salt and pepper to taste. Fold each fillet in half crosswise so it forms a triangle of double thickness. Place in one layer in prepared dish.
2. Mix bread crumbs, garlic, and oregano in small bowl. Mix in enough olive oil to make a paste, about 1 ½ tablespoons. Spread a thin layer of the crumb mixture over the top of each fillet. Drizzle with remaining olive oil.
3. Bake until topping is lightly browned and crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve right away and lemon wedges on the side.

Makes 4 servings.

Flounder is probably the easiest thing I make. I can take it out in the morning which is great. Since meat is usually frozen around here, most recipes need a bit of planning but not something like this. That's why we've been eating fish on Mondays quite a bit. Monday comes along and I realize I haven't defrosted anything else. My husband hasn't complained about the flounder at all, in fact he scarfs it down. I'm almost afraid to try another type of fish now.

My freezer is packed to the gills. I even have a couple of things that need to go in there but there isn't room (meat that needs to be frozen). I've been finding too many good deals on meat and other frozen things. I told my husband we would buy a chest freezer if he gets a deer this year. I'm thinking we might get one anyway.

Blast From The Past: San Francisco Sole (Flounder) from last month. I was going to say that was my favorite flounder recipe so far but they've all been so good.

Question of the Day: Do you have a second freezer?


ThursdayNext said...

I wish I did, but alas, I do not since I live in an apartment. When I have a house one day, I want one in my garage like my grandmas had!

Anonymous said...

We have two refrigertor/freezers. It's great even to have the second frig space. There are five of us and we need the space.


Anonymous said...

We have a refrigerator/freezer in our garage that we bought when we moved. It looks like a regular top/bottom fridge but it's got the metal outside look like a toolbox and then the bottom part is the freezer and the top is the refrigerator (or you could make it freezer space too). It's also on huge wheels to move it easily. Weird, huh?

DancesInGarden said...

We have the little one in the fridge and a standing freezer in the basement. I love that thing. No bending or reaching, everything is pretty much in sight, and it holds a LOT. There is a lot of extra space on the door too for easy-grab things like ice cream bars or frozen veggie packs which I like.

Randi said...

We have a chest freezer in the basement. We're actually going to sell it and get a bigger one. Its really not that big.

Anonymous said...

We do have a chest freezer in the laundry room---I hate it. I had one before and thought I would never get another one--it's not easy to get things in the bottom of it when I am only 5 feet tall. I so want to get rid of it and get an upright freezer but it's not in the cards. Sheila

Brilynn said...

Yes and it's absolutely necessary... ok, maybe it's not, but I enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

I have an extra freezer downstairs in the garage which is mostly full of smoked pheasant so I don't have as much room as I'd like!

M Smith said...

Yes, we have both an extra upright-frost free and a separate refrigerator/freezer in our garage (for entertaining). We HAD a chest freezer when we were first married, but I hated it. I'm only 5'5" and in order to reach something on the bottom of the freezer, I had to stand on a stool just to bend all the way over. Additionally, I wasted so much food because I couldn't see what was on the bottom of the freezer so it would get freezer burned and yuk! If you are thinking about a chest freezer, take a look at a child's toy box. That is what it will be like to try and find food in your freezer. It was worth every penny to buy a frost-free upright. It is MUCH better organized, I never have to defrost it (a real pain!) and I never lose food to the bottomless pit syndrome.