Macadamia Crusted Stuffed Flounder in Butter Wine Sauce

Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's that time of the year when I love making baked fish, it's one of my favorite ways to prepare it. Baked fish filets are always a better choice than fried for healthier cooking. If you can't find flounder try any kind of mild fish as an alternative.

Flounder layered with Shrimp and bread crumb filling, with a splash of white wine.

flounder crusted with macadamia nuts with a shrimp stuffing in butter sauce

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flounder crusted with macadamia nuts with a shrimp stuffing in butter sauce

flounder crusted with macadamia nuts with a shrimp stuffing in butter sauce

This is one of my favorite ways to cook seafood!

Flounder is a wonderful light flavored mild fish. Crusted with macadamia nuts it jumps the flavor to the next level! This is buttery, a little crunchy and perfect layered with shrimp or scallops and a splash of wine. It's a favorite delicious stuffed seafood that so gourmet but easy for anyone to make. Everyone goes nut over this Macadamia crusted stuffed flounder in butter wine sauce that's a seafood lover!

Last year I did try a few other kinds of fish. I am lucky enough to live in Florida and my husband loves to surf fish so he brings home a fresh catch now and then. I have tried haddock, whiting, mahi mahi and cod fish with this recipe and all of them are delicious. I particularly like flounder because it's a milder tasting fish. Even though it's thinner, it actually holds up great with any of the ingredients used.

Mild fish has always been a favorite in our house. The crust brings a compliment to the seafood coating that isn't over powering and fishy tasting. I am sure for those who love seafood and the more oily stronger fish taste, this still may work well. If you try let me know how it comes out. I am not much of a fan of the pungent strong fish taste.

this is a seafood dish called flounder with macadamia nuts topped with shrimp white wine, breadcrumbs and butter

I really like cooking with cod, haddock and flounder. Those are my top 3 go too mild fish. I like ones that are a bit easier to work with also. Flounder tends to not fry so well for me since it's so thin. I have had it fried and it's great, but it's a fish you have to watch carefully as it cooks quickly. It's also hard to filet to me. My husband does it for me, it's a huge fish that reminds me of a door mat it's so big and flat. I just love when he catches a fresh flounder, they really are amazing! So this Macadamia Crusted Stuffed Flounder in Butter Wine Sauce is always a must make.

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prep time: 10 MINScook time: 35 MINStotal time: 45 mins


4 Flounder Filets

1/2 cup of Italian flavored bread crumbs

4 tablespoons of butter melted

6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup of white wine recommended Pinot Grigio or other white wine

1 clove minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon black pepper, cayenne pepper and salt

2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

16 shrimp cleaned deveined with tails attached or small bay scallops

1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts


Place 2 pieces of fish laying flat in a 2 inch baking dish squeeze lemon over the fish. In a bowl mix bread crumbs, garlic, spices, and 3 tablespoons of olive oil, set aside. Lay 4 shrimp on top of each piece of fish top with 4 filets on top then more bread crumbs, then 4 more shrimp on top. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top of each piece of fish. In a seperate bowl, mix wine, butter and the rest of the olive oil and pour around fish, reserving a little for the top and drizzle melted butter sauce over nuts.

Bake at 350 until browned and fish flakes with fork..around 35 to 45 minutes.

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  1. It sounds great; love baked fish and must try this. Flounder not so easy to find here so would go with orange roughy or tilapia. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. A luscious and delightful seafood treat! Macadamia, Chablis, Flounder..all the great ingredients!

  3. Oh wonderfully appetizing this fish meal sounds. I may have a difficult time getting macademias...will have to try this maybe with some hazelnuts ;o)

    Have a fabulous day,

  4. Claudia, well I am just going nuts for this seafood dish!

    Bon appetit!

  5. The macadamia crust sounds incredible!

  6. Oooooooooooooh myyyyyyyyy. What a creative recipe. I love it!

  7. Gorgeous textures and layers! Making me crave this so much!

  8. Mmm. I love flounder, and in the food world it's so underrated... for no reason at all! Great flavors and macadamia crust finish. Thanks!

  9. now that's a great baked recipe... the lemon, butter and wine is always a great combo necessary with fish, glad you did not skip the butter....

  10. Hi Claudia,

    Mmm, this looks like my kind of fish recipe! Macadamia nuts . . . guaranteed goodness. P.S. I am going to try and figure out how to add you to my friday blog hop; i know that it can be done and i thought that your new heart health focused blog is perfect to pair up with! It would appear on both of our blogs, so just bear with me before I get it up and running tonight! thanks, Roz

  11. great idea with crust of macadamia,i love your baked fish!

  12. I adore flounder, but butter wine and macademica...can it get much better?

  13. This sounds delicious, Claudia. I never see flounder around here! I eat fish sometimes. I wish I could find some-maybe it's the situation in the gulf.
    Anyway, it looks wonderful!

  14. I never though I would say fish was mouth watering - but this definitely is! I love the special touch of the shrimp on top!

  15. Hi Claudia, I just sent you an email (google address) regarding the blog hop! Hope it makes sense! Hugs, Roz

  16. A most flavorful,classic way to prepare any fish. The macademia nuts make it truly special.

  17. Butter wine sauce? Count me in! I love this recipe, Claudia. This would be impressive for a dinner party.

  18. Macadamia nuts make EVERYTING taste great.
    I love this recipe.

  19. Love this dish. I bet it would be good with any white fish. Costco sells terrific tilapia. I'll have to give this a try.

  20. I've always especially loved your seafood dishes Claudia and this one is simply gorgeous! The macadamia crust, the shrimp on top and the addition of Chablis make it irresistable!

  21. I always make macadamia crusted mahi mahi...this is a great option. Love the wine sauce!!


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