Thursday, June 2, 2011

Peanut Fried Flounder

Although we adore salmon, in many guises, we do not like other fish, except when it is fried.  I know, this is not the healthiest way to make fish but, I cut down the fat, in most recipes, to improve the quality a little.  Here is an example of what turned out to be a quite delicious flounder dish.

Peanut Fried Flounder  serves 4 - adapted from Epicurious


4 pieces flounder


2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons. sherry
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon Siracha  
Combine all above ingredients.

3/4 cup soy flour
2 eggs
1/4 tsp. salt
1 T. water
1/2 cup flax seed flour
1 cup finely ground unsalted peanuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons Canola oil
2 teaspoons. Sirachah


Marinate flounder at least 15 min.-up to 1 hour.  Remove fish. pat dry.

In 3 shallow dishes or pie pans-put soy flour in one, beaten egg with 1/4 teaspoon salt and water in another, flax seed meal, ground peanuts, in the third.

Dip each piece of fish, coating both sides, first in flour, next in eggs, then crumb/nut mixture. Shake off excess after each step.

 Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil and 1 tablespoon Siracha in each of two 9" skillets, whisking over high heat. 

Add flounder to each skillet, cooking over high for 2 min. Turn fish with wide spatula. Cook another  two minutes.


  1. This looks great! I've made an almond flounder dish similar to yours and enjoyed that. I'll definitely be trying your version next!

  2. Both the marinade and the crunchy coating look fabulous! What a yummy way to make fish~


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