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Baked Flounder

4 Flounder Fillets (about 1 lb.)
2 Tbsp. chopped onion
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup apple juice
2 Tbsp. dry white wine
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Minced fresh parsley


Arrange Fillets in a lightly greased 12 x 8 x 2-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with onion, salt and pepper.


Combine apple juice, wine and lemon juice; pour over fish. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Transfer fish to serving platter. Strain and reserve 2/3 cup liquid.


Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add whipping cream and reserved 2/3 cup liquid. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly; pour over fish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley.


Yield: 4 servings.


MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:


Arrange Fillets, with thicker portions to the outside, in a lightly greased 12 x 8 x 2-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with onion, salt and pepper.


Combine apple juice, wine and lemon juice; pour over fish. Cover with heavy- duty plastic wrap; fold back a small corner of wrap to allow steam to escape. Microwave at HIGH 8 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with fork, giving dish a half-turn after 4 minutes. Transfer fish to serving platter. Strain and reserve 2/3 cup liquid.


Place butter in a 2-cup glass measure; microwave at HIGH 45 seconds or until melted. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Gradually add whipping cream and reserved liquid, stirring well. Microwave at HIGH 3 minutes or until thickened and bubbly, stirring at 1-minute intervals; pour over fish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley.



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