Baked Flounder Filets – 20 Minutes – Quick and Easy – Gluten Free

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Baked Flounder Filets were..

…what we had almost every Friday when I was growing up in a little town in Northern New Jersey called North Arlington. Our mom worked in Newark and she rode buses back and forth to work.

On weeknights she would get home about 5:45 to 6:00, kick off her high heels and throw supper together while my sister, Loretta aka Woogie, and I set the table.

We always had fish on Fridays and flounder was a regular. Some of the fish were seasonal but fresh flounder was always available. This is the Quick and Easy way that our mom got the Friday night Baked Flounder supper on the table.

Mom would turn on the oven and grease a baking sheet for the flounder. Laid the filets out on the sheet “flat side down”. Sprinkled salt, pepper and paprika on them.

Into the oven for about 8-10 Minutes then under the broiler for about 3-4 minutes.

While that was going on she would heat up some kind of canned vegetable and whenever we had fish she would always throw together some mac and cheese. The mac and cheese involved boiling elbow macaroni, straining it, then mixing in chunks of Velveeta cheese until the cheese melted. That was it.

To this day, I still hate canned vegetables and Velveeta cheese.

After supper Woogie would wash and I would dry.

Here is tonight’s  – One Pan – Quick and Easy – Baked Flounder. With some oven baked zucchini “fries” right in the same pan.

Set the oven at 450°F/232°C. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. Or, use a non stick pan like this one in the pics.

Rinse off the zucchini and cut them up like this….

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It’s pretty hard (most times impossible) to find fresh flounder here in Texas so this is our go to frozen brand.

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Rinse off the flounder filets and pat them dry with paper towels.

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Spread the zucchini out with the pointy side sticking up and the flounder with the “flat side down”. Sprinkle with some salt, pepper and paprika. I couldn’t stop myself from also adding a little grated parmesan cheese.

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Oven for about 8 minutes and then broiler for about 2-3 minutes. Then serve and enjoy your Baked Flounder Filets and zucchini “fries”.

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We had a real nice, chilled, bottle of Chablis with our Baked Flounder Filets. Life is good.

 

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  1. Set the oven at 450°F/232°C. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. Or, use a non stick pan like this one in the pics. Rinse off the zucchini and cut them up into french fry shapes.
  2. Rinse off the flounder filets and pat them dry with paper towels. Spread the zucchini out with the pointy side sticking up and the flounder with the "flat side down". Sprinkle with some salt, pepper and paprika. And a little grated parmesan cheese if you want to.
  3. Oven for about 8 minutes and then broiler for about 2-3 minutes. Then serve and enjoy your Baked Flounder Filets and zucchini "fries".
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Sesame Chicken – Quick and Easy – 25 Minutes – Gluten Free

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Sesame Chicken is ….

…….what I order every time we go to our favorite Chinese restaurant, the Hunan Lion on South Lamar here in Austin.

It’s gotten to the point that the waitresses don’t even ask me what I want anymore. Gammy always gets Chicken and Broccoli, same deal.

I’ve tried a few different recipes that I found online and twisted and turned on them until I was happy with this one.

It is Quick and Easy and Delish which are the definite requirements here at poppopcooks.com

Having said all that here we go!

Put the minute rice ( or regular rice) on to cook, that is if you don’t have any leftover rice in the freezer waiting for you to microwave it. As suggested in my 10 tips for quick and easy weeknight meals.

Cut the chicken up into pieces a little bit bigger than bite size.

Put a skillet on at medium high and swirl in enough olive oil to cover the bottom.

In a bowl big enough to handle the chicken, mix together the egg, the cornstarch, the salt and pepper.

Put the chicken in the bowl and stir it up getting it covered with the egg mixture. Then put it all in the skillet. Be sure to add all of the egg mixture.

Stir it it right away and toss or stir it a few times as it cooks. 7-9 minutes.

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While the chicken is cooking, back to the bowl. Mix up all the other ingredients except the peas and their share of the chopped garlic.

Just before the chicken is done put another larger skillet on at medium high with enough olive oil to cover the bottom. Put the peas and the garlic in  and toss them often as they cook. They only need 2-3 minutes. The snow peas are best a little crispy not at all soggy.

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When the chicken is browned and is firm to a poke add the sauce and stir it in  getting the chicken all covered in that good stuff. The sauce will thicken up pretty quickly and as soon as it does…..

……enjoy your fresh off the stove Sesame Chicken.

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  1. Put the minute rice ( or regular rice) on to cook, that is if you don't have any leftover rice in the freezer waiting for you to microwave it.
  2. Cut the chicken up into pieces a little bit bigger than bite size. Put a skillet on at medium high and swirl in enough olive oil to cover the bottom. In a bowl big enough to handle the chicken, mix together the egg, the cornstarch, the salt and pepper. Put the chicken in the bowl and stir it up getting it covered with the egg mixture. Then put it all in the skillet. Be sure to add all of the egg mixture. Stir it it right away and toss or stir it a few times as it cooks. 7-9 minutes.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, back to the bowl. Mix up all the other ingredients except the peas and their share of the chopped garlic. Just before the chicken is done put another larger skillet on at medium high with enough olive oil to cover the bottom. Put the peas and the garlic in and toss them often as they cook. They only need 2-3 minutes. The snow peas are best a little crispy not at all soggy.
  4. When the chicken is browned and is firm to a poke add the sauce and stir it in getting the chicken all covered in that good stuff. The sauce will thicken up pretty quickly and as soon as it does..enjoy your fresh off the stove Sesame Chicken.
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Pistachio Crusted Salmon Filets – 20 Minutes – 3 Ingredients

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Pistachio Crusted Salmon Filets……

…..isn’t as crazy as it sounds. It’s quick and easy and real good.

About fifteen years ago I first ran into it in a restaurant in Manasquan on the Jersey Shore as “Pistachio Crusted Filet of Flounder”.

I saw it on the menu and said “What!”

Our friends, Susan and David, told me that it was great and that I should try it.

So I did and it WAS great!

Here it is done with Salmon.

It’s simple to make and you will enjoy it. It’s definitely easy enough for a busy weeknight.

It also works real good with Tuna steaks, Cod filets or Tilapia,

Get the oven going sat 450°F/232°C.

Now, you could put the pistachios in the food processor or spare yourself the cleanup and just pound them a little bit in a zip loc bag. Use the flat side of a meat mallet or the bottom of a sauce pan.

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Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. Or, use a non stick baking sheet like you see here.

Pat the salmon filets dry and lay them skin side down in the pan. If your filets have been skinned just look for the flatter side that has a gray stripe running across it and lay out the filets with that side down.

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Spread the mayonnaise only on the top side.

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Generously sprinkle the crushed pistachios all over the mayonnaise and gently pat them down with a spatula or the flat side of a knife. 

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Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the salmon will easily flake when tested with a table fork. Then serve up your Pistachio Crusted Salmon Filets.

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I multi-tasked while the salmon was in the oven and did some “baked” potatoes in the microwave and topped them with a pat of butter and a pinch of dried parsley flakes. And, threw together a salad. 

The whole meal took twenty minutes. Chardonnay goes great with salmon and that’s what we scarfed down, er,,sipped, with our Pistachio Crusted Salmon Filets.

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  1. Get the oven going sat 450°F/232°C. Now, you could put the pistachios in the food processor or spare yourself the cleanup and just pound them a little bit in a zip loc bag. Use the flat side of a meat mallet or the bottom of a sauce pan. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. Or, use a non stick baking sheet.
  2. Pat the salmon filets dry and lay them skin side down in the pan. If your filets have been skinned just look for the flatter side that has a gray stripe running across it and lay out the filets with that side down. Spread the mayonnaise only on the top side.
  3. Generously sprinkle the crushed pistachios all over the mayonnaise and gently pat them down with a spatula or the flat side of a knife. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the salmon will easily flake when tested with a table fork. Then serve up your Pistachio Crusted Salmon Filets.
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Salmon Filets with Lime Juice and Cilantro – 20 minutes – Quick and Easy – Gluten Free

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Salmon Filets with Lime Juice and Cilantro…

……is quick and easy and a real tasty way to put together a real good weeknight  supper.

When we were living in Mexico we learned to use limes instead of lemons and cilantro instead of parsley. Mostly because lemons and parsley were pretty damn hard to find and limes and cilantro were everywhere.

There was always lots of fresh fish available and this was our favorite way to throw it together. 

it’s easy to do and you will like it.

Rinse off and pat dry the cilantro and coarsely chop it up. Put it in a small bowl and squeeze in the lime juice.

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That juice squeezer that you see in the pic, we brought back with us from Mexico. You can get them here in the states and for limes especially they work real well.

Melt the butter in the microwave and add it to the cilantro.

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Put a skillet on the stove at medium high and eyeball enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom.

Rinse off the salmon filets and pat them dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Some optional additional herbs for the sprinkling are dried dill weed, dried basil, lemon pepper, garlic powder and on and on.

But just salt and pepper work just fine.

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If your salmon filets still have the skin on them put them in the skillet with the skin side up. If they have been skinned put them in with the flatter side, that has a gray stripe, facing up.

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Just about 2-3 minutes a side depending on how thick your Salmon Filets are.

When you can see the white liquid trying to escape from the middle of the  salmon filets  – it means that they are ready.

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Spoon the cilantro mixture on the filets while they are still in the skillet then put them on your serving dish. Then spoon the liquid from the pan on top.

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This Salmon Filets dish is a real good one. Enjoy it!!

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  1. Rinse off and pat dry the cilantro and coarsely chop it up. Put it in a small bowl and squeeze in the lime juice. Melt the butter in the microwave and add it to the cilantro.
  2. Put a skillet on the stove at medium high and eyeball enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom. Rinse off the salmon filets and pat them dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. If your salmon filets still have the skin on them put them in the skillet with the skin side up. If they have been skinned put them in with the flatter side, that has a gray stripe, facing up.
  3. Just about 2-3 minutes a side depending on how thick your Salmon Filets are. When you can see the white liquid trying to escape from the middle of the salmon filets - it means that they are ready.
  4. Spoon the cilantro mixture on the filets while they are still in the skillet then put them on your serving dish. Then spoon the liquid from the pan on top.
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