Yeah, I know. Crab-stuffed flounder has been done for time immemorial, but not here. And … in typical FOODalogue fashion, it veers slightly offtrack with a decidedly Italian flair.
While protein is usually the star of most meals, this dish is equally about the accompaniments and I must admit … the sauce was killer!
[I had this post ready to go all week but was waiting on an update to fix formatting issues on this new recipe template (see below) that I'm using for the first time. To my wp.org blogger friends: this is an upgrade to the free easy recipe plug-in that allows you to add photos and customize the look of your printed recipe.]
Crab Stuffed Flounder, Yellow Tomato-Saffron Sauce + Black Spaghetti
- 1 pint lump crab meat
- 4 flounder filets
- 2 mini sweet red peppers minced
- ¼ cup minced celery
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tsp tomato paste
- handful Italian parsley minced
- handful fresh basil minced
- ½ cup panko crumbs, handful almonds, 1 tsp parmesan (mix, grind + toast)
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 pint yellow cherry tomatoes halved
- ½ cup white wine
- juice of 1 large lemon
- fresh basil
- 1 garlic minced
- pinch of saffron threads
- olive oil
- 1-2 pats of butter to balance acidity
- FOODalogue dry seasoning blend (coarse salt, red chili flakes, oregano, fennel seed, anise seed) plus white pepper in crab mix
black squid ink spaghetti*
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NOTE: Some recipes found on FOODalogue are offered without ingredient quantities. They're meant as a guide to food pairings and techniques to be experimented with … in your own kitchen … to your own spice and taste levels … to your preferred portion sizes … and to however many people you’re cooking for.
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