Saturday, December 13, 2008

Citrus Flounder

I made the following recipe for our annual Holiday Party where our menu highlighted Floribbean cuisine. Aside from shrimp, I wanted to include fish on my menu. There is an abundance of seafood in Florida and the Caribbean so I chose on flounder. This is a flounder recipe where I used some citrus basil seasoning I had on hand... and to also capture how Florida is the citrus state.

Citrus Flounder
original Joelen recipe

2 lbs Flounder fillets
1 lemon, sliced
citrus basil seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil
flour for dredging
egg wash
panko breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a baking dish, place flour for dredging.
In another baking dish, place eggwash
In a third baking dish, place panko breadcrumbs.
Season flounder with citrus basil seasoning.
Dredge seasoned flounder in flour, then eggwash and finally in breadcrumbs to coat.
Place breaded flounder in single layer of a baking sheet.
Sprinkle with citrus seasoning blend and salt & pepper to taste.
Drizzle the top of the breaded fish with olive oil.
Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until done.

Serve with lemon wedges and tropical salsa or finely diced fresh tropical fruits (pineapple, papaya, mangoes, etc).