Monday, February 28, 2011

Flounder Putanesca

This tasty dish is a Sicilian classic. It's got a huge amount of flavor. The olives and capers give it a savory bite, while the caramelized onions and fish have a mild almost sweet taste. It's super fast and really easy. This chunky sauce works well on chicken too or over pasta. My favorite is over fish.

You' ll need:

6 flounder fillets
1 medium diced onion
10 oz can Rotele diced tomatoes mild (I find the original too spicy) or 10 oz of any diced tomato plus some cayenne pepper to taste
1/2 cup pitted calamata olives halved
1/4 cup capers
1/2 cup white wine

In a medium frying pan, sauté onion in 3 tablespoons olive oil until translucent and soft
Add flounder fillets on top of onions.
Turn flounder once after 5 minutes and cook for another 2 minutes then remove from heat- total 7 minutes. Place each fish on serving plate, set aside.
To the pan add olives, capers, tomatoes, 1 tbsp of oregano, salt and pepper. Mix well.
Cook for 2 minutes and add wine.
Allow liquid to reduce by half.
Spoon over fish and serve.

Serves 6
Total prep and cook time: 10 minutes


If serving over pasta, double the recipe for 1 lb of pasta


  1. so smart...I would have never thought to put this on fish! Yum, can't wait to try it :)

    PS - I am a new follower and I love your site!

  2. Hi Cristina, thank you for the comment and for following my site! ;)


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