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Hardcore Hobbit: Flounder with Bacon

Well, sure we don’t exactly need warming against the cold of Forochel this time of year but doesn’t a piece of bacon wrapped flounder just sound tasty? How about grilling that piece of bacon wrapped flounder? How about we just say BACON wrapped flounder one more time. *cough* Bacon *cough*. In LOTRO this dish is made using water, BACON (o.k. I was on a bacon kick yesterday), seasonings, and flounder. My husband and I once again collaborated on this one…after all he is the grill master around here. The water part of this recipe eluded me so we made this using frozen flounder. There, water in the ice. Actually using this fish still frozen helped us wrap it in bacon and season it without having it fall apart. If you are using fish from Forochel I’m sure it comes pre-frozen anyways.

  • 2 flounder fillets, still frozen
  • 4-6 strips bacon (I recommend 2 strips of bacon per filet)
  • 1 tsp extra virgin avocado oil
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  •  1/2 tsp white pepper, freshly ground
  1. Add the bacon to a medium hot pan and cook for a minute. Just enough to partially cook the bacon.
  2. Brush the fillets with the avocado oil.
  3. Sprinkle the rosemary and white pepper on both sides.
  4. Wrap the bacon around the filet and secure each slice with a toothpick.
  5. Cook the fillets on a grill for about 10-12 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately. These are great served with some mini gem potatoes cooked in a foil packet on the grill.

Serves 2. Each serving contains (3 oz flounder piece and 2 strips bacon) 172 calories, 7.5 grams fat, 24.4 grams protein, no carbs and no fibre. Get that fibre in using a high fibre side dish and a nice veggie dish. Enjoy!

Hardcore Hobbit: Baked Flounder

Yay! First hardcore hobbit of the new year and on Tolkien’s birthday to boot. Woot! I have loved that tasty flounder since I was a little girl. At the time we lived in Niagara on the Lake and there was this really great restaurant that would serve a baked flounder. It was probably one of the few things that tore me away from trying to wheedle dessert for dinner. In the game baked flounder is described as being covered in breadcrumbs and made with butter, green onion, bag of salt, and flounder. So delicious, it certainly helped to warm me against the cold of Forochel. No kidding we actually had some pretty cold days here. Perfect for staying indoors, reading my unknown armies book and watching the husband play fallout new vegas. It was definitely a happy yule over here indeed.

  • Low fat butter spray
  • 2 flounder fillets
  • 2 green onions, chopped fine
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt (hell no, we are not using a whole bag)
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg white
  1. Combine the panko, green onions, paprika, salt and pepper in a bowl. In another bowl stir the egg white.
  2. Spray a baking dish with the butter spray.
  3. Dip a flounder fillet in the egg white and then coat with the panko mixture. Place in the baking dish. Repeat with the other fillet.
  4. Spray the two fillets in the baking dish with the butter spray. No need to be stingy, make sure you coat it.
  5. Cover the dish with foil, bake at 400F for 7 minutes, uncover and bake for another 7 minutes.

Serves two. Each serving contains 198 calories, 4.2 grams of fat and .8 grams of fibre. Sure didn’t make me feel guilty at all about making that a fish and chip kind of night at all. Enjoy!