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Poached Flounder


  • 1 teaspoon oil for cooking
  • 2 tablespoons small diced onions
  • 1 tablespoon small diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon small diced carrot
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup fish stock or water
  • Two 6-ounce fillets of flounder
  • 1 cup chiffonnade of spinach leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon small diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper


  • In a small wide bottomed saute pan, heat the oil, add the onion, celery, and carrot. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the wine and reduce for 1 minute. Add the stock, and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and add the fish fillets. Cover and simmer for 4 minutes. Uncover and carefully remove the fish, and place in a shallow bowl. Turn the heat up and reduce the liquid for 2 minutes. Add the spinach, thyme, tomatoes, and butter. Adjust the seasonings, and serve over the poached fish fillets.