Golden Flounder with Caper-Almond Dressing

Flounder is an excellent stand-in for costly Dover sole. Mourad Lahlou tops it with a dressing of capers, almonds and raisins.

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  • Servings: 4

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  • 1/2 cup salted roasted almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins, chopped
  • 1/4 cup drained small capers
  • 6 tablespoons almond oil or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pound small cremini mushrooms
  • 6 scallions, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Four 8-ounce flounder fillets

How to make this recipe

  1. In a bowl, mix the almonds with the raisins, capers, almond oil and lemon juice.

  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil until shimmering. Add the mushrooms and cook over moderately high heat, until browned and tender, about 8 minutes. Add the scallions, season with salt and pepper and cook until tender and lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Keep warm.

  3. Sprinkle the fish lightly with salt and let stand for 5 minutes. Rinse off the salt and pat the fillets completely dry.

  4. In each of 2 large nonstick skillets, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil until shimmering. Add the fish and cook over high heat until browned on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Carefully flip the fillets and cook for 2 minutes longer, until white throughout. Transfer the fish to plates and top with the caper-almond dressing. Spoon the mushrooms and scallions alongside and serve.

Suggested Pairing

Rich Italian white.

Contributed By Photo © Kamran Siddiqi Published November 2010

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