Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mr. Hawthorne Makes Flounder. Two Ways.

 Both my Hawthorne Boys are home
and they love fish.

 Middle Hawthorne prefers his flounder fried.
 And I have a perfect batter 
that's light as can be.

Tempura mix:
3/4 cup cornstarch
3 cups cake flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp Kosher salt.

Mix 3 parts tempura  mix with 2 parts beer.

Fry in an iron skillet in canola oil
at 350 - 375 degrees.

2 - 2 1/2 minutes each side,
depending on thickness.

 That's a beautiful crust.
Inside, the fish was light and sweet.

Youngest Hawthorne prefers his fish
either baked or pan-seared.
 For this meal, we're going with blackened flounder.
Mr. Hawthorne made a spicy rub:
2 TB Old Bay seasoning
1 TB dehydrated onion
1 TB granulated garlic
1 TB + 1 tsp hot paprika
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder

 Sear in a little peanut oil at 375 degrees.
About two minutes each side.

 I love the spicy rub.

 Serve with a nice homemade salsa

 I almost forgot the coleslaw.
And remind me next time Mr. Hawthorne makes coleslaw,
to get the recipe for his dressing.
It's one of my favorites.
Another excellent meal from Mr. Hawthorne.

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