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Fabulous Flounder Cooked In Foil
1/2 pound medium-sized asparagus -- tips only
1 cup green beans -- cut 1" lengths
1 cup fresh green peas
1 hothouse cucumber -- peeled
4 flounder fillets - (abt 6 oz ea)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
Salt -- to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper -- to taste
2 lemons -- halved
In boiling water, blanch the asparagus for 1 minute and the green beans and peas for 2 minutes. Run under cold water and drain well.
With the small side of a melon baller, cut enough balls from the cucumber to measure 1 cup.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Have 4 sheets of foil ready, each 22 by 12 inches. Lay 1 sheet in front of you lengthwise, on a flat work surface. Center a flounder fillet on the bottom half of the foil (turning up the edges slightly so the vegetables won't roll off). Arrange 1/4 of the asparagus, green beans, peas and cucumber balls around the fish. Dot the fish and vegetables with 1 tablespoon butter and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon dill. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the top half of the foil over the fish and vegetables; crimp the edges together carefully to create a packet. Repeat with the other 3 fillets.
Transfer packets to a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
Transfer packets to dinner plates and allow the guests to open them at the table. Serve each with a lemon half.
This recipe yields 4 servings.