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Creole Flounder with Seafood Sauce

This is one of my family's favorite Creole dishes. The recipe can be made with flounder or sole fillets, but I sometimes use locally caught kingfish bass.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Broil: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4-5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 8 ounces Mexican process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 1/4 cup Creole mustard or other spicy mustard
  • 2 pounds flounder fillets
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 2 pounds cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute the onion, green pepper, garlic and parsley in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add the cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; Stir in cheese and lemon juice; cook and stir until cheese is melted. Add crab. Cover and keep warm.
  • Spread mustard on both sides of fillets. Sprinkle with Creole seasoning. Place on a greased broiler pan. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Top each fillet with four to five shrimp; serve over crab sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 869 calories, 44g fat (25g saturated fat), 528mg cholesterol, 1868mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 88g protein.

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