Seafood Gratin

Simple yet delicious.

I’m pretty sure there is not one person that doesn’t like that sentence. I bet you those same people don’t realize that they can make so many high class looking amazing 5 star dishes at home that are still in fact, simple and delicious. Leave it to Ina to give to us a recipe that fits the bill. So maybe you forgot that today is Valentines day and you need a quick recipe to impress your loved one. This is for you.


Flounder Gratin

(Recipe adapted from Ina Garten)



4 8 oz fillets of flounder

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

6 large garlic cloves, minced

2 medium shallots, minced

4 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, plus extra for garnish

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 tablespoons Pernod

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

6 tablespoons good olive oil

1/2 cup panko


Preheat oven to 425F.

To make the topping, place the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. With the mixer on low speed, add the garlic, shallot, parsley, lemon juice, Pernod, salt, and pepper and mix until combined. With the mixer still on low, add the olive oil slowly as though making mayonnaise, until combined. Fold the panko in with a rubber spatula and set aside.

Pat the fillets dry with a paper towel. Place in either small gratin dishes or a large baking dish. Sprinkle the butter over top evenly and place in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the fish is done and bubbly.

Sprinkle with some fresh lemon juice and fresh parsley, serve immediately.

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