Alaska Flounder Schnitzel With Browned Butter

Alaska Flounder Schnitzel With Browned Butter

4 servings


  • 14 ounce oyster mushrooms, woody ends trimmed

  • 14 ounce cherry tomatoes

  • 3 each garlic cloves, sliced

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon capers, drained

  • 2 ounce extra virgin olive oil

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • black pepper, freshly ground

  • 4 each Flounder Fillet (Rock Sole) IQF Deep Skinned PBO 6 oz 411301

  • 1 cup flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 3 cup breadcrumbs (not panko)

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 cup rice bran oil

  • 4 tablespoon butter, unsalted

  • 1 sprig rosemary or sage, fresh

  • 2 tablespoons demi-glace or chicken glace (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 4 each lemon wedges

  • 1/4 cup parsley or chives, chopped


  1. For the roasted vegetables

    1. Cut extra-large mushrooms in half. Toss the mushrooms in a mixing bowl with the cherry tomatoes, sliced garlic, capers, olive oil, salt and pepper.

    2. Transfer seasoned vegetables to a casserole dish or hotel pan. Place pan in preheated oven to roast at 400° F for 30 minutes or until mushrooms are caramelized and tomatoes have burst open. Hold warm.

  2. For the browned butter

    1. Pre-heat a small pan over medium heat and add the butter. Swirl the butter constantly as it melts for 1-2 minutes. Add a sprig of rosemary or sage and watch the butter closely until it turns golden brown and produces a nutty aroma.

    2. Stir in the lemon juice, the demi-glace (if using), and salt. Set aside. Hold hot.

  3. For the pan-fried Alaska sole

    1. Setup a breading station: flour, egg wash (2 eggs whisked with 2 tbsp water), and fine breadcrumbs.

    2. Lay out the fish on a sheet pan and season both sides with salt and pepper.

    3. Working one piece at a time, dredge the sole in flour, shaking off excess, then dipping it into the egg wash), then coating it with breadcrumbs.

    4. Pre-heat a large skillet with the rice bran oil filled to a ½”. Bring the temperature of the oil to about 350° F and lay the breaded fish in the oil. Cook for about 2 minutes or until golden brown, then flip and cook 2 minutes more or until the second side is golden brown and the fish is cooked through.

    5. Transfer the fried fish to a paper towel-lined tray. Season both sides lightly with salt. Hold hot.

  4. To serve

    1. Arrange a piece of fried sole in the center of each of the four plates. Spoon a heaping cup of roasted vegetables over each fish. Drizzle about a tablespoon of browned butter around each plate. Garnish each plate with chopped chives or a parsley sprig and a lemon wedge.

Recipe by Chef Jeremy Bringardner

“Alaska Sole is just so good simply breaded and fried and served with lemon, herbs, and butter. It's heavenly. I love the mild, meaty flavor, which is distinct and memorable. It doesn't need a lot of help. Pairing Alaska sole with browned butter and simple roasted vegetables is a surefire way to elevate its game for an impressive, yet easy-to-execute entree.” - Chef Bringardner


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