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Shrimp Stuffed Flounder With Sauce Piquante

Shrimp Stuffed Flounder With Sauce Piquante

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 main-course servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell peppers
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 pound (1 generous cup) peeled medium shrimp, cut in thirds
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Emeril's Creole Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 turns freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Shrimp Stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 4 whole flounder (1 to 1 1/4 pounds each), skin on, headless, boned, cleaned, split down the center of the belly, and ready to be stuffed
  • 2 cups Sauce Piquante
  • 1/2 cup coarsely grated fresh Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the onions, green onions, celery, bell peppers, and garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the shrimp, sprinkle them with 1 teaspoon Creole Seasoning and saute for 1 minute longer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and stir in the stock, Worcestershire, and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the bread crumbs until thoroughly incorporated. Makes 2 cups stuffing.

  • Spread the remaining 1 tablespoon oil on a baking sheet, rub the flounder in the oil, and place belly-up on the sheet. Open the flaps to expose the insides of the fish, and using the remaining Creole Seasoning, sprinkle all over the inside of each flounder. Stuff each with 1/2 cup of the stuffing and replace the flaps. Sprinkle each fish with 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese and bake until brown and juicy, for about 18 minutes.

  • While the fish are baking, prepare the Sauce Piquante.

  • To serve, place a whole stuffed flounder on each of 4 dinner plates and spoon 1/2 cup of the Sauce Piquante over each. Sprinkle each fish with 1 tablespoon Parmesan.

  • Note: If you are not able to find flounder in your area substitute for a delicate flavored white flaky fish. In Emeril's Test Kitchen we have used drum, snapper or grouper in lieu of flounder.