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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