If it’s too hot to cook or you just plain wanna conserve some energy ….. Here goes another fabulous #stoveless meal : Dijon Baked Flounder Filet and Asparagus. In under 30 minutes I prepared this meal for 2 in my Toaster oven!
I have literally been busting at the seams to share this flounder filet recipe with asparagus. I am still amazed that it cooked in the toaster and at how easy it was!
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Since this is a full menu meal and it’s ALL made in one appliance, I reserved the baking tray to cook the fish and placed the asparagus in a small baking dish that fits perfectly inside my toaster. I used the French White 18 oz Appetizer Dish by Corning Ware. After trimming the spears to fit neatly inside, I lightly greased the dish with olive oil, arranged the spears inside, seasoned and drizzled with a touch more oil. I baked the asparagus on the lowest rack setting at 425 F. for aprox. 15 minutes.
While the asparagus bakes, line the baking tray with foil and grease it with olive oil spray. After lightly seasoning both sides of the fish, place them on the tray, brush with a coating of dijon mustard and then sprinkled each filet with a bread crumb mixture. Spray the top of the fish lightly with olive oil spray before baking on 425 f. . CAREFULLY move the baking rack to the center position if possible. The fish cooks fast… like 12 minutes or so. *BUT check for proper doneness as heat distribution in appliances may vary.*
Plate your fish and asparagus with a good squeeze of lemon juice. You can keep this simple or add a starch or additional greens. Perfect for summer but equally good all year round. Especially when you are only cooking for two! Enjoy!
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