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Crab Stuffed Flounder

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Ingredients

10 oz. flounder fillets

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 clove minced garlic

1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

1 small finely chopped green pepper

1 egg

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

3 tablespoons heavy cream

1 1/2 tablespoons spicy mustard

1/2 juiced lemon

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

10 crumbled medium to fine saltine crackers

1/2 lb picked clean of shells lump crabmeat

1/2 lb picked clean of shells claw crabmeat

2 sticks softened unsalted butter

1 tablespoon seafood base

1 thinly sliced green onion

Yields 24 oz.

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper on flounder.  Carefully open the flounder by cutting along the left and right sides of the seam down the middle of the fish to make pockets. Lay the cut sides back.
  3. Stuff the flounder with the crab cake, and press the sides down to cover the filling. Sprinkle with paprika
  4. Coat a glass baking dish with cooking spray. Place the fish in the dish and bake for 20 minutes. Without removing the dish from the oven, turn the oven to broil and broil for 5 additional minutes. When the fish is done, remove it from the oven. Scoop out some crab butter and place it on top of the grilled fish. Sprinkle fresh parsley on top.
Crab Cake:
  1. In a medium skillet, melt the butter and sauté the green onions, garlic, parsley and peppers until soft. Let cool.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, heavy cream, mustard, lemon juice and mayonnaise together.
  3. Gently mix in the saltine crackers and crabmeat. Add salt and pepper, if needed. Set aside to stuff in flounder.
Crab Butter:
  1. Fold the crab, butter, seafood base, and 1 green onion together in a medium bowl and mix.
  2. Remove the bowl and shape into cylinder on parchment paper. Place in freezer.

Ferraro Items

Ferraro# 3100017- Flounder filet

Ferraro# 2040047- Salt

Ferraro# 2000035- Pepper

Ferraro# 2000057- Paprika

Ferraro# 2000015- Garlic

Ferraro# 0000031- Parsley

Ferraro# 0000529- Green pepper

Ferraro# 0940125- Egg

Ferraro# 2000084- Cayenne pepper

Ferraro# 2000172- Garlic powder

Ferraro# 0960925- Heavy cream

Ferraro# 4500502- Spicy mustard

Ferraro# 0000103- Lemon

Ferraro# 4700281- Mayonnaise

Ferraro# 9101275- Saltine crackers

Ferraro# 4200321- Lump crab meat

Ferraro# 4200348- Claw crab meat

Ferraro# 0920163- Unsalted butter

Ferraro# 5230160- Seafood base

Ferraro# 0000140- Green onion

Bon Appétit!