Friday, October 1, 2010

Jerk Fried Flounder w/ Green Pepper Sauce

It's Friday!  And it's also another Friday that I have to work until 10:30 tonight.  Bummer, I know.  But I have the whole weekend off and I've got a pretty busy one planned.  Thanks to everyone who voted for me in Challenge #2 of Foodbuzz's Project Food Blog!  I'm crossing my fingers that I get to make it to Challenge #3, which is to throw a luxury dinner party.  Win or lose, I'm having a dinner party on Saturday with a few friends.  So we can either discuss my victory or drink a bunch of wine over good food to drown my sorrows!  Either way, it'll be a good time, with good friends.  And that's all we need right?  Right.

I made this flounder a few weeks ago and it was just beaming with great flavors and color.  It was simple, yet sophisticated.  And above all, it was absolutely delicious!


Ingredients:


2 6 oz. Flounder fillets
2 tablespoons Caribbean Jerk Seasoning
salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup chicken stock
juice from 1 lime
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 roasted green pepper, minced
small handful cilantro, chopped
Homemade Hot Sauce (optional)

Season the flounder fillets w/ the jerk seasoning, and a little bit of salt and pepper, if desired.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet under medium high heat.  Pan fry the fish for about 3-5 minutes today, flipping once.  Transfer fillets to 2 serving plates and tent with aluminum foil.

Add chicken stock and lime juice to same skillet used for fish.  Simmer until the mixture is reduced by half.  Whisk in the butter, hot sauce, and green bell pepper.  Heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.

Pour the mixture over the fillets and garnish with cilantro.

I served this over a Corn & Sweet Pepper Hash (which I will post in the near future, of course) and it was absolutely perfect.  Fresh vegetables, perfectly flaky fish, and quick turnaround.  This should definitely be put on your to-make list very soon!  Enjoy the weekend guys!  And hopefully I'll be posting a luxury dinner post on Sunday, thanks to you guys! 

14 comments:

  1. would love a piece of these for lunch !!! YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMS

    its FRIDAY! Have a lovely weekend!
    jen @ www.passion4food.ca

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  2. This is my kind of recipe!! I LOVE Caribbean food! My children love fish, so if I am careful with the spices, the whole family can dig in.

    Good luck with the Project Food Blog Comp!! Hopefully you'll be happily celebrating this weekend.

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  3. Beautiful dish! Is there a brand of jerk seasoning that you prefer? Good luck with moving on to Round 3!

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  4. Priscilla - nothing special, just the Mccormick's brand! Or you could even make your own!

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  5. Yum. The sauce sounds especially tasty.

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  6. Really like the jerk seasoning on this for a little spice. I've been trying to expand my fish repertoire from the usuals...flounder is now on my need to try at home list. Great dish!

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  7. Original and scrumptious. Hope you advance in the challenge!

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  8. This looks delicious. I love jerk chicken, but I've never thought of using those spices with fish. It really is quite brilliant though! Thanks for sharing it with us...I hope you have an amazing time at your dinner party tomorrow!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Congrats on advancing to the next round- have a fabulous dinner party! The fish looks amazing!

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  10. That looks great! I love the name of your blog!

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  11. Nice use of the ingredients! My boys would love this!

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  12. You flounder looks excellent! So fresh and vibrant! I hope your dinner party went well - I'll be back to check out your post.

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  13. Congratulations on the Food Blog challenge!!! This recipe looks so zesty and flavorful, I'll definitely be giving it a try in the near/immediate future :)

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