CRAB-STUFFED FLOUNDER

Teresa G.

By
@BlueGinghamApron

I was craving fish one day and wanted to have something other than our usual fried fish. This is what I created - a tender, flaky and moist fillet of flounder, wrapped around a lightly seasoned stuffing of crab and fresh bread crumbs, brushed with butter and gently baked to perfection. Delicious! It takes a little more time and effort, but it is well worth it. It's a great dish for a dinner party or a special occasion. You may use fresh crabmeat instead of canned and any white fish similar to flounder, if desired.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
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Serves:
4
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 can(s)
crabmeat (6 oz.)
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter, divided (4 & 2)
1/4 c
celery, small diced
1/4 c
onion, small diced
1/4 c
sweet red, orange or yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
1 Tbsp
finely chopped shallot
1 pinch
freshly ground black pepper
3/4 tsp
old bay seasoning
1/2 tsp
seasoned salt
2 tsp
chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 c
fresh breadcrumbs (sourdough, italian etc...)
8 small
flounder filets
a sprinkle
fine sea salt
a sprinkle
smoked paprika

Step-By-Step

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1Gather and prep all ingredients.

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2Lightly grease a medium baking dish; set aside.

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3Drain crabmeat (reserve and freeze liquid for fish stock or chowders, if desired.)

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4In a medium skillet, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium/medium-high heat.

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5Add celery, onions, sweet bell pepper, black pepper, old bay seasoning and seasoned salt.

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6Sauté for 6 to 7 minutes, until onions are translucent.

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7Stir in the parsley; sauté for additional 30 seconds.

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8Remove from heat; add breadcrumbs; mix well.

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9Add drained crabmeat, mixing gently until well combined; set aside.

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10Preheat oven to 350ºF.

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11Pat fish fillets dry with paper towels; lightly season with fine sea salt.

12Divide stuffing into 8 equal portions. Working one at a time, shape one portion of stuffing into an oval (similar to an elongated egg;) place in center of fillet; wrap fillet around stuffing, securing with wooden toothpick.

13Place a stuffed fillet in prepared baking dish; repeat stuffing with remaining fillets.

14Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in microwave or in small saucepan on stove; using small pastry brush or spoon, coat fillets with melted butter.

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15Lightly sprinkle each with paprika. Bake at 350ºF for 23 to 27 minutes (depending on oven,) uncovered. Remove toothpicks; serve immediately.

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16Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids