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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Pam said...

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!

Angie's Recipes said...

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

Foodessa said...

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,

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

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

Bon appetit!

5 Star Foodie said...

The macadamia crust sounds incredible!

Emily Malloy said...

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

Ruth said...

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

Sortachef said...

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!

Drick said...

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....

bella (roz) said...

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

alison said...

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

Belinda @zomppa said...

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

Stella said...

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!

Reeni said...

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

bella (roz) said...

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

Claudia said...

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

Bridgett said...

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

Joanne said...

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

Mother Rimmy said...

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.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

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!

Karen said...

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

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