Bit of French for dinner

McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceJuly 24, 2013 

This light, French dish is perfect for summer evening dining. Pan fried fish and mushroom drizzled with a butter sauce is a typical French, country-style recipe.

A meunier is a miller’s wife, and literally translated this dish means “cooked the way a miller’s wife cooks.”

Red potatoes and green beans complement the fish. Many markets sell green beans already trimmed and washed. I find the extra charge is worth the time saved in the kitchen. The recipe can be cooked in the microwave or sautéed. I have given a recipe for both.

Helpful Hints

Nutrition: This meal contains a total of 514 calories per serving with 30 percent of calories from fat.

Wine suggestion: You’ve got a French meal, try a French wine: a crisp, dry, light-bodied muscadet.

Substitute: Fillets from any flat fish can be used such as flounder, trout or snapper. Any type of sliced mushrooms can be used.

Cook: Count 10 minutes cooking time for a 1-inch thick fillet, adjust timing up or down depending on your fish.

To buy: 3/4 pound sole or tilapia fillet, 1/4 pound sliced baby bello mushrooms, 1 small bunch parsley (optional), 1 small bunch chives (optional), 3/4 pound red potatoes, 1/2 pound green beans, 2 lemons and 1 can olive oil spray.

Staples: Flour, olive oil, butter, salt and black peppercorns.

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