Tomato and Basil Flounder

Make sure the fish is fresh! If you are buying a whole fish it should be firm to the touch and should come back up if you push on it; the[ eyes should be clear. Smell before you buy! Fresh fish should not smell fishy or like ammonia.]

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Olive oil, for sauteing
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut in strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut in strips
  • 6 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dry oregano, plus more for seasoning
  • 2 to 3 big leaves fresh basil
  • 12 asparagus stalks
  • 4 (1/4 pound) medium flounder fillets
  • Garlic powder
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish
Directions

Coat a large saute pan with oil.

Saute, over medium heat, onion and garlic until onions are translucent. Add peppers. Cook approx. 2 minutes. Then add tomatoes and 1/4 cup water. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Add oregano and basil. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, contents should be juicy. Add asparagus. Cook another 5 minutes.

Rinse fish in cold water. Season with a pinch of salt, black pepper, oregano, and garlic powder. Separate ingredients in saute pan. Push all solid ingredients to one side. Gently lay fish in hot liquid, try not to let fillets overlap. Cover. Cook 5 to 10 minutes depending on thickness of fillets.

When fillets become a milky white, they are done. Garnish with parsley.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The FN chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.


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