It’s Friday again, and that means it’s time for French Fridays with Dorie! This week’s recipe is a simple dish called Almond Flounder Meunière. According to Dorie, this a cross between sole amandine (sole with almonds) and sole meunière (sole sautéed in browned butter).
Interestingly, Dorie uses baby flounder in the recipe because it is easier for her to find than sole. I couldn’t find flounder, so ended up with some lovely Dover sole fillets. Apparently they are all part of the flounder family, so I couldn’t really go wrong.
To make Almond Flounder Meunière, the fish fillets are lightly breaded with a mixture of ground almonds, flour, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. They are then quickly sautéed in butter. Squeeze a little lemon juice on top, then garnish with toasted sliced almonds and fresh parsley, and voilà, dinner is served!
Dorie recommends serving Almond Flounder Meunière with a simple side, such as boiled potatoes or a green vegetable. I chose to serve mine with roasted broccoli, which I had never tried before.
This was a delicious meal! I don’t cook fish very often, so this was a welcome change from our usual chicken, pork, or beef. I loved the mild flavors of the almonds and Dover sole that were perked up with the squeeze of lemon juice.