I've never been a land-locked type of gal. I get the same feeling as I do when I'm in the middle of a big city without a car...stuck. So it's no surprise I've found myself in the Ocean State surrounded by coastline. Big bonus? Fresh fish. If you are also a Rhode Islander here is a list of local seafood suppliers.
This 15 minute flounder dinner is inspired by a dish my mother in law cooks for us on Cape Cod. I love the idea of layering two thin flounder fillets, creating a sandwich of flavor, and popping it in the oven. Done. Delicious.
15 Minute Fish Dinner serves 2
The beauty of this dinner is that it can serve 2 or 12. For a large group, stack fish on a baking sheet and rotate halfway through to ensure even cooking.
4 local flounder fillets (2 per person) olive oil Dijon mustard salt and pepper high quality flavored panko breadcrumbs (sold at the Whole Foods' fish counter) lemon, sliced into wedges
-Pre-heat oven to 425 -Rub olive oil on the bottom of a pan -Lay 1 fillet down, sprinkle with salt and pepper, brush with 1/4 teaspoon (each) of Dijon mustard -Sprinkle with panko, top with second fillet -Again sprinkle top fillet with salt and pepper, then with panko -Drizzle olive oil over the top -Bake for 10-15 minutes
I served this with big lemon wedges and a huge arugula salad.