fluke with charred yellow tomato vinaigrette

Fluke with Charred Yellow Tomato Vinaigrette Served with Ratatouille and Cous Cous

  • Serves 2
  • 2 6-7oz Fluke Filets


  • 2 medium Heirloom Yellow Tomatoes 1 Shallot
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 3⁄4 C Meyer Lemon Juice
  • 1⁄4 C Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1⁄2 C Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Ratatouille – each vegetable to be prepped to the same size – medium dice

  • 1 Japanese Eggplant
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1 Yellow Squash
  • 1 cup Fava Beans, peeled and blanched Olive Oil or Butter
  • 2 oz Red Tomato Sauce
  • 1 oz Fresh Basil – chiffonade

Cous Cous
1 package Cous Cous – follow directions on package for preparation

Char tomatoes on broiler or grill. Once cooled, peel tomatoes and add other vinaigrette ingredients except olive oil to blender and puree till smooth. Very slowly add 1⁄2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Set aside.

Once vegetables are diced, saute all together in olive oil or butter until tender. Add 2 oz Red Tomato Sauce and 1 oz of Basil. Set aside.

Pan Sear Flounder – 2 minutes each side or until desired doneness.

To serve the fish, Fluke places ratatouille on one side of plate, cous cous on another side of the plate and the vibrant charred yellow tomato vinaigrette in a pool to the side. Place sh on top of the three components and garnish with micro greens (optional). Enjoy!

Wine Pairings
John Callahan suggests a full-bodied Chardonnay with crisp acidity but not a lot of oak:

  • Domaine Le aive Macon Verze’ 2010 – One of the most highly respected producers in the Macon Verze’ region of Burgundy, Domaine Leflaive’s Macon Verze’ is 100% Chardonnay
  • The Gloria’s “Old Vines” Chardonnay 2011 from 38 year old vines at Metler Ranch in Mendocino
  • Albert Bichot Macon Villages 2012
  • Estancia Pinnacles Vineyard Unoaked Chardonnay 2011

Side bar:

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