Hoisin Flounder from Cooking Light Magazine, March 2013


Fish doesn’t show up very often here, much to Dudette’s relief and joy. Hubby and I both like it, but all it took was one bad school experience to put her off the stuff for life.

Every once in a while, however, something comes up that warrants putting her taste needs aside and stepping up to the plate. Today is one of those days.

I don’t talk about family matters all that often, but today’s a little different.

Today we are joining together to help raise awareness for Heart Disease.

Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic lost her Mom to heart disease when her mother was 47, and Kim was 15. Each year on the day her Mom passed she shares stories and photos of her Mom. This year she joined forces with Jen of Juanita’s Cocina, whose life was also touched by heart disease when her Stepfather had a heart attack. Jen’s Stepfather is alive and well more than a decade later, and for that, Jen is thankful every day.

The ladies got in touch with other bloggers to ask them to share their own stories about how heart disease has touched their lives. So today we share stories and recipes from our hearts to yours, in memory and honour of Momzie, Kim’s Mom. We hope you will share your stories with us today as well.

You see, it runs in my family. I lost two of my grandparents to heart disease. My father has had a couple of heart attacks as well as bypass surgery. My mom has heart issues as well. Mom’s trouble could be linked to an arthritis drug she took years ago, but we’ll never know.

In remembrance of Kim’s mom, and to honor my parents who are both alive and well despite their own heart issues thanks to a healthy diet and lifestyle, I put fish on my family’s table. Poor Dudette.

The Process

This is one of Cooking Light’s Super Fast meals, ready in about 20 minutes, especially if you use the boil-in-bag rice. It’s a simple matter of sauteing fish and vegetables.

The only thing I did differently was to use broccoli since Dudette doesn’t like snow peas and to leave off the mushrooms since Hubby and Dudette don’t like them.

The Verdict

I tried to hide what dinner was going to be from Dudette so her first reaction was to let us know that she didn’t like the chicken. Ah well. Hubby came clean and she gave me her standard look of betrayal while finishing her minuscule piece of flounder.

Hubby and I both enjoyed this very, very much. The glaze is delicious. and would work well on just about any kind of meat.

What I’d Do Different Next Time

Not a thing.

Hoisin Flounder from Cooking Light Magazine, March 2013
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Recipe type: Fish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4

  • 1 (3½-ounce) bag boil-in-bag brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1½ teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1½ teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 4 (6-ounce) flounder fillets
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup diagonally sliced snow peas
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sliced shiitake mushroom caps

  1. Prepare rice according to package.
  2. Combine hoisin and next 5 ingredients in a bowl. Reserve 4 teaspoons.
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil. Sprinkle fillets with salt. Add two fillets to pan; cook 4 minutes. Turn; brush each with 1 teaspoon hoisin mixture. Cook 2 minutes. Remove fish from pan. Repeat with 1 tablespoon canola oil, 2 fillets, and 2 teaspoons hoisin mixture.
  4. Heat a skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil. Add peas and onions; sauté 1 minute. Add mushrooms; sauté 2 minutes. Place ½ cup rice onto each of 4 plates. Top each with 1 fillet and ½ cup vegetables; drizzle with 1 teaspoon hoisin mixture.

I’d love it if you’d take a moment and visit the other bloggers who have joined in this effort to bring awareness to heart disease today. Their names and dishes are below.

Spicy Oven Fries by Cravings of a Lunatic
Healthy Snacking with Radish Dip by Juanita’s Cocina
Arugula, Walnut Pesto by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
Farro, Apple & Pecan Salad by It’s Yummilicious
Chicken-Quinoa Burgers with an Avocado Yogurt Sauce by The Spiffy Cookie
Pasta House Wilted Salad by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
Gooey Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Bars by The Cooking Actress
Dark Chocolate Covered Walnuts by All Day I Dream About Food
Mini Pear Walnut Crisps with Blood Orange Caramel Sauce by Chocolate Moosey
Kung Pao Chicken Tacos by The Dutch Baker’s Daughter
Honey Soy Glazed Salmon by Curry and Comfort
Apple Walnut Spinach Salad by Magnolia Days
Broiled Salmon Gyros with Cucumber Feta Yogurt Dip by Damn Delicious
Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Make-Ahead Chocolate Oatmeal by Crumb
Hoisin Flounder by Taking on Magazines
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Veggie Nachos by Dine & Dish
Cheesy Quinoa and Asparagus Bake by Hungry Couple
Ahi Tuna Salad by Noshing with the Nolands
Canapes of Apricot, Goat Cheese, Almonds and Rosemary by Cook the Story
Thai Chicken Soup by From Cupcakes to Caviar
Italian Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf by Rachel Cooks
Black Bean Quesadillas by Pastry Chef Online
Sautéed Rataouille with Quinoa by Whipped
Polenta Rounds with Apples and Cheddar by Diethood

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30 Responses to Hoisin Flounder from Cooking Light Magazine, March 2013

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  2. Curry and Comfort says:

    Looks like I made something similar… I made salmon for today's event. Lucky for me… my kids love seafood so this was not a problem at dinner time… Poor Dudette.. I need to eat more fish… flounder is a favorite too. :) Sorry to hear about the heart diseases in your family… it's always a scary thing.

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  12. That glaze is calling my name! I have no excuses not to eat healthy when I can eat stuff like this!

    Thank you SO much for joining us this week!

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  16. cravingsofalunatic says:

    Your post made me smile so much. I am just thinking about poor dudette and feeling like I should send her something to make up for this personal afront on her diet. You should send me your address and I'll send her some candy to make up for it. Lol. I honestly just laughed my head off which I needed after a heavy day reading some of these amazing posts.

    Thanks so much for joining us and sharing your story about your family. I am so thankful your dad has come through his issues so well, warms my heart. I know so many meds can affect people's hearts so that was interesting to read about your mom as well. It's wild to think about what things we took in years past can have such an effect later on. And a tad scary to be honest.

    I love this dish. I am a big fish lover. I have no idea why I don't post it more. I think it's due to me liking mine so plain it doesn't photograph very well. I need to start getting creative like you did. This would be lovely with that hoisin on it. And I'd gobble up every bit of the broccoli as well.

  17. thatskinnychickcanbake says:

    Bill is my Dudette (well, Katie is, too!). I'm thinking he "might" eat this…I need to get him to eat a fish beyond salmon. I'm sorry for the heart disease that has affected your family…it's so pervasive….

  18. This sounds so good! Hubby made flounder last night but I think the Asian flavors here would work better.

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  20. Healthy and wonderful! Kinda sucks to be Dudette sometimes, I guess, but if she had to have fish, I think that this would be a good one to have!

    I'm very glad that your parents are still with you and that they are taking care of themselves. The best gift they could give themselves. And Dudette. See, Dudette, there's an up side to eating fish! :)

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  22. Sorry to hear how much heart disease runs in your family.
    I remember seeing this recipe, and thinking this might actually get me to like fish. I love anything with hoisin!

  23. Wilde in the Kitchen says:

    I've been enjoying reading everyones heart healthy meals today, yours is totally something I would cook for myself. Hoisin is my weakness. Though BF won't touch anything from the sea, so this would be all mine.

  24. Susan says:

    I love flounder, but never pair asian flavors with it. It sounds absolutely lovely.

  25. taranoland says:

    Wow, you are touched with a lot of heart disease also in your life. I am sorry. Thanks so much for sharing and coming together with us. Your recipe looks amazing!!

  26. Renee says:

    There's a lot of heart disease with your family. I hope you are taking good measures to stay healthy.
    Flounder is one of my favorites and I'll have to try your hoisin recipe. Sounds really yummy.

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  28. sportsglutton says:

    Here here to anything that promotes a healthy heart!!

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  30. Janet@FCTC says:

    I could happily eat fish every day. The problem lies in the expense and find interesting recipes for it that don't smother it in a cream sauce. This one sounds like ti totally fits the bill!

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