Sauteed Flounder with Orange-Shallot Sauce

Spring 2004, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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Look for Pacific Flounder. Its delicate flavor is wonderfully balanced by the sweet and savory combination of orange, shallot and mustard. A large nonstick skillet is highly recommended. Otherwise, cook the fillets in two batches, using 1 1/2 teaspoons oil per batch.

Sauteed Flounder with Orange-Shallot Sauce Recipe

5 Reviews for Sauteed Flounder with Orange-Shallot Sauce

Wonderful flavor!

This recipe is outstanding in my opinion and gets the point across about using a flavorful wine reduction. My boyfriend couldn't stop talking about this one. The addition of the dijon mustard brought out all the great flavor. I did not have a problem with fish sticking to the pan. I will be making this again this week. I used cod with this recipe, and think any delicate white fish will do nicely. This is a recipe good enough to share.

Easy and delicious
Favorite for Family or Entertaining

Sometimes the fish falls apart, but then I just serve it in the sauce almost like a stew. It's always wonderful, and guests always rave about it. It's great over grains or with boiled potatoes. A favorite go-to recipe.

Easy, Reliable, Yummy
not what it describes

i always read the reviews before making a recipe to make sure if i should adjust anything. one reviewer said she used previously frozen fish and i decided i would use it too since thats what i had on hand. after dreging it and cooking it in the pan on side 1, i couldnt flip it over and it just started to fall apart. normally recipes will say if it should use fresh or if frozen is okay. DONT USE THE FROZEN! i dont know what went wrong but it ended up just being a pile of mush.

flavor was good
Quick & Easy Weeknight Dish

Followed this recipe completely and it turned out great. It's perfect for weeknight dish since ingredients are simple ones you usually have on hand. I used frozen wild-caught flounder and it was delicious.


I wasn't sure about the combination of orange juice and mustard, but it was amazing. Excellent on scallops too!


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