I made another delicious meal using two more recipes from French Food at Home, this one, in less than 30 minutes! I know, if you're anything like me, you're skeptical of this promise but this dish really did take only 30 minutes...15 minutes for prep (including the time it takes for the broiler to preheat) and 15 minutes to cook.
Everyone in my family enjoys breaded fried fish but this recipe was for a non-fried version with a crunchy coating that was more Parmesan cheese than breadcrumbs, seasoned with herbes de Provence. Instead of drizzling the breaded filets of sole with browned butter at the end, I misted them with olive oil before they went into the oven to help them brown. All it took was three minutes per side under the broiler to crisp the crust and cook the fish through. It was a really easy and tasty way to prepare fish.
My family and I like green beans even when they're simply steamed but it's nice to do something a little special with them, especially when all it involves is adding toasted almonds and minced shallots. I adapted the recipe slightly because of family preferences and sautéed the shallots briefly before adding the blanched green beans. This was a delicious side that was perfect with the fish but would go well with a number of different mains.
The recipes I used for this meal were Parmesan Flatfish (page 80) and Green Beans with Shallots and Toasted Almonds (page 174).
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