Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Italian Baked Crusted Flounder with Pasta in Wine Sauce Pasta

Ever had that feeling of déjà vu with a recipe? Like it takes you back to memories of childhood dinners around the table? That's exactly what happened to me with Claudia's Italian Baked Crusted Flounder with Pasta in Wine Sauce from What's Cooking Italian Style.

Claudia's recipes always capture the essence of Italian home cooking, reminding me of the comforting meals my mom would put on the table. So, when I stumbled upon this flounder dish for Ash Wednesday, I knew I had to try it.

And let me tell you, it did not disappoint! The fish was baked to flaky perfection, its crispy breadcrumb crust infused with fragrant herbs. Each bite was a symphony of flavors.

Now, about the sauce. It was pure heaven! But as a self-proclaimed "butter watcher," I couldn't resist tweaking the recipe slightly. I used only one stick of butter instead of the two, but don't worry, I kept the wine flowing freely! The result? A rich, creamy sauce that perfectly complements the flounder without being overly heavy.

I opted for fettuccini for the pasta. I had a small enough portion for 2 servings.

The best part? This dish came together in a flash, only dirtying a couple of pans. Win-win! And let's not forget the rave reviews from the other side of the table. Every forkful was met with satisfied hums and requests for seconds.

So, would I make this again? Absolutely! It's a delicious recipe that's perfect for busy weeknights or special occasions. Plus, it's easily customizable – adjust the wine, herbs, or even swap the fish for another white variety. Give it a try, and I guarantee it'll become a new family favorite!

P.S. Huge thanks to Claudia for sharing her amazing recipe! You keep inspiring me to recreate those cherished flavors of home in my own kitchen.

Click here for the recipe.

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