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For a quick and healthy weeknight dinner, serve Browned Butter Flounder with Lemon Snap Peas. Browning the butter for this sauce, a classic French preparation called meunière, adds a toasty nuttiness, balanced with bright lemon. Just a little goes a long way to coat the delicate flounder fillets.

Ivy Manning
Recipe by Cooking Light January 2014

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Jason Wallis; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet, 2 teaspoons sauce, and about 2/3 cup snap peas)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sprinkle fish evenly with pepper and salt. Place flour in a shallow dish; dredge fish in flour. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add fish to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove fish from pan; keep warm.

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  • Return pan to medium heat. Add butter; cook 45 seconds or until butter begins to brown. Remove pan from heat; stir in parsley and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Place butter mixture in a small bowl.

  • Return pan to medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add snap peas; sauté 3 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Stir in remaining 2 teaspoons lemon juice, mint, and rind. Drizzle browned butter mixture evenly over fish. Serve with snap peas.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

260 calories; fat 13.9g; saturated fat 4.8g; mono fat 5.4g; poly fat 2.3g; protein 23.5g; carbohydrates 9.6g; fiber 1.9g; cholesterol 92mg; iron 1.9mg; sodium 202mg; calcium 68mg.
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