Monday, September 11, 2006

A Borrowed Fish Recipe

My list of recipes to try included Pine Nut-Crusted Flounder with Balsamic Orange Reduction Sauce from Sweetnicks. All of the ingredients are ones I like, so I decided to give it a try. Cate’s original recipe is here. I changed it a bit because I didn’t want to use my oven.

Pine Nut-Crusted Fish with Orange-Balsamic Sauce
adapted from Sweetnicks

1/4 c freshly grated Parmigianno-Reggiano cheese
1/3 c pine nuts, toasted and very finely chopped
1 t dried Italian seasoning
1/4 t salt
1/3 c flour
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 c mik
4 fish fillets (I used barracuda)
1/4 c balsamic vinegar
1/4 c orange juice
1 t honey
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 t crushed red pepper flakes
1 T olive oil
2 T butter

Combine the cheese, pine nts, Italian seasoning, and salt in a shallow bowl. Put the flour in a secon bowl, and then combine the egg and milk in a third bowl. Dip both sides of the fish in the flour, sahking off the excess. Dip the fish in the egg-milk mixture, then dredge in the cheese-pine nut mixture. Combine balsamic vinegar, orange juice, honey, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl; set aside. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the fish in the skillet until browned on both sides and fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove to a plate and keep warm. Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel. Add vinegar-orange juice mixture to hot skillet; cook about 1 minute. Serve sauce over fish.


Housing Boom Gone Bust said...

Cool recipe...I'm gonna try it!

sher said...

That's a wonderful recipe!!! I wish I had been there when you served it! :):)

Stephanie said...

Hi Cyndi!

just a reminder: BBM packages are due today!

Please let me know when you've shipped yours, ok?