Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Dragon of the Stars. F is for Flounder

To start off this day I have an announcement and a new release to share with you. If you  have been wondering What are the Kargrandes, now is your chance to find out.

Available today!

Dragon of the Stars - Alex J CavanaughDragon of the Stars By Alex J. Cavanaugh

Science Fiction – Space Opera/Adventure/Military
Print ISBN 9781939844064 EBook ISBN 9781939844057
http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/ http://whatarethekargrandes.com/


The ship of legends…

The future is set for Lt. Commander Aden Pendar, poised to secure his own command and marriage to the queen’s daughter. But when the Alliance declares war on their world, Aden finds his plans in disarray and told he won’t make captain. One chance remains–the Dragon. Lost many years prior, the legendary ship’s unique weapon is Hyrath’s only hope. Can Aden find the Dragon, save his people, and prove he’s capable of commanding his own ship?

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SCAVENGER HUNT! Comment to win an autographed copy of Dragon of the Stars, tons of bookmarks and postcards, and a $20.00 iTunes gift card–where is Mini-Alex? Visit Alex for a list of the participants. (Open through April 11 – winner announced April 13 at Alex’s blog.)



FlounderFlounder (also called fluke) is a mild-flavored, white-fleshed fish and is a terrific, low-calorie source of lean protein, making it a great food to enjoy for weight loss or if you are at risk of cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes. Protein found in flounder can also help moderate your mood by slowinFlounder2g the absorption of carbohydrates and keeping blood-sugar levels stable. To maintain the health benefits of flounder, bake, grill, or roast the fish rather than frying it. (Note: Pacific flounder is the most sustainable choice.). This is a fish Matt and I very much enjoy and is one of the first things we choose for lunch when we go down to the Carolina’s on vacation, it is so delicious and there, couldn’t  be fresher. I couldn’t resist adding the Flounder from the Disney Movie Little Mermaid. He’s so cute. I sure couldn’t eat him.

Here is a recipe from Cooking Light which doesn’t “kill” the delightful flavour of the fish.

Browned Butter Flounder with Lemon Snap Peas


For a quick and healthy weeknight dinner, serve Browned Butter Flounder with Lemon Snap Peas. Browning the butter for this sauce, a classic French preparation called meunière, adds a toasty nuttiness, balanced with bright lemon. Just a little goes a long way to coat the delicate flounder fillets.

4 (6-ounce) flounder fillets
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, divided
8 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
 

Preparation

1. Sprinkle fish evenly with pepper and salt. Place flour in a shallow dish; dredge fish in flour. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add fish to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove fish from pan; keep warm.
2. Return pan to medium heat. Add butter; cook 45 seconds or until butter begins to brown. Remove pan from heat; stir in parsley and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Place butter mixture in a small bowl.
3. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add snap peas; sauté 3 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Stir in remaining 2 teaspoons lemon juice, mint, and rind. Drizzle browned butter mixture evenly over fish. Serve with snap peas

Have a great day
Jo

71 comments:

  1. Ahh. A recipe I may actually try. Sounds delicious.

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    1. I love flounder but don't see it a lot here. Used to get it straight out of the sea in NC

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  2. Just so long as my book doesn't flounder...
    Thanks again, Jo!

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    1. I cannot imagine that it would. It's a great book.

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  3. Your flounder recipe is one I would enjoy.

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  4. Oh... I am not a huge fan of fish/flounder... Great Post... Mini Alex is or near a scanner in the computer room!

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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    1. I enjoy most fish Jeremy. Not only that it is good for you.

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  5. Oh, Grandma Jo, I love seafood and the flounder sounds so good! Yummy. :) As for Mini-Alex, I think he is talking to one of your Wildlife Conservation animal buddies.

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    1. You and me both Eva. Yup I think you're right, looks like that to me too.

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  6. What?! Don't eat FLOUNDER! He's Ariel's best friend! Although that recipe does sound kind of tasty...

    And hmm, is that Mini-Alex hanging out with a Canadian Beaver perhaps?

    Yay for Dragon of the Stars release day!

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    1. He may be, but he is totally delicious to eat. Looks more like a bear than a beaver to me.

      Read the book, it's worth it.

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  7. I'm on the hunt, Jo! Flounder is a wonderful fish, despite the fact that they used to terrorize my mom as a child ~ usually when she was in my great uncle Cuppy's fishing weir! As for Mini-Alex: He's doing that book launch party (I mentioned on the last site" in a Canadian bookstore near the children's section!

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    1. Got a lot of places to hunt. Haven't started my hunt yet. Can't imagine being terrorized by flounder LOL. He is certainly visiting Canada in that picture.

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  8. I've been stuck on Salmon for months. Maybe it's time to give flounder a try.

    At first I thought mini-Alex was hanging out with Smokey the Bear, but now that I've got my nose to the screen, it looks more like a beaver, a Canadian beaver. Hmm. I'm stumped. Get it? Beaver? Stumped? I crack me up sometimes.

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    1. I'll ignaw that remark.

      Salmon is good, but try flounder for a change.

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  9. This sounds like an excellent recipe which I will try in the next couple of months

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  10. I've never prepared flounder before, this might be a good excuse to try it. Mini-Alex and a wilderness pal seem to be hard at work making promotional matericals in the office.

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    1. I love flounder. Yup, he is certainly getting around.

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  11. Don't know if I can bring myself to eating Ariel's friend. Many congrats on Alex's new book! :)

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    1. It's delicious fish though David.

      It's a great story, have you read it yet?

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  12. I'll have to try this as I have some flounder in my freezer. I'm not a fan of fish but this is one of the few I will eat.

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  13. Little Mermaid ruined flounder for me too.

    And It looks like Mini Alex is hanging out on someone's mantle. I see a stereo speaker mounted on a wall behind them. He's made a new friend, a Canadian beaver?

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    1. Babe put me off pork for a while, but it didn't last.

      It looks like a bear to me.

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  14. Now that's a dish I can eat! And good luck to Alex. I downloaded my copy this morning.

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  15. I've been fishing for flounder off the Oregon and I had the honor of catching the largest one.

    It appears Mini-Alex is hanging out with a Mountie.

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    1. The big ones can be delicious Diane, had a really thick Flounder in NC one time and it was delicious.

      Looks like that to me too.

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  16. Hi Jo - I've no idea where mini Alex is .. unless he's tucking up behind your computer and keeping his eye on us lot. Love fish ... and I'm not sure I've ever eaten a Flounder ... Good luck to Alex - he's certainly working incredibly hard ..

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Puts you off writing a book doesn't it? Flounder is not unlike plaice. Mini Alex is certainly in Canada anyway.

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  17. Way to go, Alex! I think Mini-Alex is sharing Dragon of the Stars with Smokey the Bear, and agreeing that they should never start forest fires.

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  18. I will check and see if we can get it here. Is it the fish whose eyes are on one side?

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    1. One of them. Hubby says any flat fish.

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  19. Your flounder recipe looks delicious, Jo! Of course Mini-Alex is helping Smokey the Bear prevent forest fires! Yay for Alex!

    Julie

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    1. Is Smokey Canadian or American?

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  20. After reading this, and, not for the first time, I wish I liked fish. Just not in my cards, evidently. Perhaps I was a fisherman in a past life and can't stand to eat them in this one. I do love to catch them though!
    Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com


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    1. Forgot to say, I bought my e copy of Dragon this morning! Can't wait to start it!
      Lisa

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    2. Pity about that Lisa, I enjoy fish so much.

      Feel so smug that I read it a while ago.

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  21. Fish cooked with lemon and butter, yum. They use flounder a lot in the fish and chip shops here. They also use 'flake' which I think is shark. The snap peas are a perfect accompaniment to the fish. Much healthier than chips :)

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    1. Presumably in a fish and chipper it would be battered? I guess this recipe is healthier. I have eaten shark. Not bad at all.

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  22. That recipe looks delicious..I do enjoy some flounder I may have to try this dish. Thanks for sharing. Mini Alex - is on the computer desk getting ready to send something to his publisher.

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    1. Me too. That could certainly be true Truedessa.

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  23. Flounder is pretty expensive and is sold in fish restaurants. But, oh, so good.

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    1. Fish is generally expensive these days. But yes, very good.

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  24. Can't go wrong with sugar snap peas this time of year. Flounder are fun fish with those side eyes :)

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    1. I like sugar snaps. Use them in Chinese dishes a lot.

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  25. Is that Smokey the Bear hanging out with mini-Alex? How adorable!

    And thank you for the nod to my favorite Disney movie- loved that fish as a little girl (for being cute and always a cowards, not for eating!)

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    1. Smokey wearing a Canadian hat.

      Sorry, I love to eat flounder.

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  26. Is mini Alex getting ready for a hike?

    And wow that flounder recipe sounds yum!

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    1. Could be I guess Lynda

      It does, but then flounder is yum.

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  27. Oh, and I forgot to mention that I think Mini Alex and Smokey the Bear are trying to say that Alex's Dragon of the Stars is one hot bestseller.

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    1. Well I really hope it will be.

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  28. Love Flounder! Mini Alex is playing for Smokey the bear, while Smokey reads Dragon of the Stars.

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  29. That flounder recipe looks delicious. I always forget how beneficial (and delicious) fish can be.

    betty

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    1. Used to love it straight out of the sea when we lived in NC.

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  30. I always flounder when I try to grill fish... which is why I'm a severe meat-eater :)

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    1. Try other ways of cooking it Mark, you know it's good for you.

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  31. Well, at some point, Mini Alex was definitely in Canada or knows someone who was! The Beaver is actually the mascot of a town not far from where I was born. Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada is home to a giant beaver mascot! I can't imagine Mini Alex has been to Dauphin, but that would certainly be neat.
    I have never tried Flounder, but I do enjoy white fish so imagine I would find it scrumptious!
    Brandy from Brandy's Bustlings

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    1. I know Alex was in Canada so assume Mini Alex has been too. Good idea though.

      I have only eaten it in the States. Don't know whether we can get it in Canada.

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  32. I've never tried flounder, but that recipe certainly sounds good.
    Mini-Alex looks like he's on a desk or dresser near a printer, or something like that, in a computer room. The little Mountie is adorable.

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    1. It's a really nice fish.

      I like the little Mountie too.

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  33. Only you, and mini-Alex can prevent forest fires, except when you play the guitar as hot as he does.

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    1. Very true and I don't play the guitar sadly.

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  34. Fly fishing is so relaxing. Mini Alex must be peckish looking at this feast!

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    1. Don't think you would be able to catch a flounder fly fishing.

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