It’s going to be a short and sweet French Fridays with Dorie this week. I’ve been super busy with Food Revolution Day planning, Food Bloggers of Canada business and work but I managed to fit in this week’s recipe (Almond Flounder Meunière, p 290) last weekend when I invited a friend over for dinner, ensuring I had a square meal amidst all the baking I was doing!
So yeah, the real story here is that I made fish. I don’t even much like fish. But I am trying to learn. I couldn’t find flounder for this so I used catfish. It had a nice, mild flavour so for a learning-to-love-fish person like myself, it was perfect. I loved the crunchy ground almond coating and next time (yes, there will be a next time!) I will coat the entire fish – the recipe suggested just coating one of the sides (though in Dorie’s header note, it speaks of coating both sides of the fish but the recipe does not call for it. Hmmm..).
Th almonds, the lemon zest and juice work well with the browned butter and it was a flavourful dish, prepared in just minutes. Loved the toasted almonds (I couldn’t find flakes, so I used slivers) as it added a nice crunch to the texture too. A winner. And for me to say that, it means a lot!
French Fridays with Dorie participants do not publish the recipes on our blogs, rather, we prefer if you purchase Around My French Table for yourselves (trust me, you definitely want this book!) which you can do here on Amazon or Amazon Canada. Or for free worldwide shipping, buy from The Book Depository. Go on, treat yourself and join us this year! And guess what – you’re in luck because the recipe for this week can be found here.
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