Sesame and Citrus Crusted Flounder

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Who doesn’t love a good piece of crunchy fish?  I suppose people who don’t like fish but that is so sad in my opinion!  I like crunchy fish and flaky fish and raw fish and just about any kind of fish.  This particular one my bearded husband described as “earthy”.  No, it does not taste like dirt.  It taste really yummy.  The sesame seeds give it a unique toasted flavor.  Try it out and let me know what you think!

It is still raining.  I know I sound like a little old lady giving you weather reports every time I blog, but dang!  Between the snow and rain my floors do not stand a chance.  We had that one day then back into cloudville.  I try to remember to thank God for this rain that is nourishing the plants (weeds in my yard) and filling up the lakes, but dang!  I’m tired of cleaning mud off of little kid shoes.  I need some vitamin D.  I digress. 

So this morning I PR’d on my front squat max by 20 pounds!  Yay!  I promised after the full that I would stop being a Crossfit wuss and I’m trying.  It’s starting to show!  I’m still fighting a pulled hamstring/glute that is putting a real damper on running so at least I have Crossfit to work on.  I’m enjoying it right now.  The folks are fun to be around and my hubby and I like talking about it.  He doesn’t really like to listen to me go on and on about every mile I run.  Shocker.  Don’t worry though.  I have 10 miles scheduled in the morning followed by meeting up with the Couch to 5k group.  Running will always be my baby.  My stupid leg needs to get with the program.

FrontPageSpeaking of Couch to 5k, our Running Royse City group made the front page of the Rockwall paper!  There is a safety program being introduced in Rockwall so we had some pictures taken of the safety measures (some of them) we take while running.  It is a great program aimed to keep runners all over this area safe.  You can read about it here.  I mean, at this point we are pretty much famous.  Right??  And safe. 

Sesame and Citrus Crusted Flounder
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Ingredients
  1. 16oz Flounder filets
  2. 1 cup of whole, unsalted almonds or Almond meal
  3. 1/2 cup raw sesame seeds
  4. zest of one whole orange
  5. 1 egg
  6. juice of 1 orange
  7. Olive oil or Coconut oil spray
  8. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with an olive oil or coconut oil spray.
  3. In a food processor pulse almonds until they are coarsely ground. You can skip this step and use almond meal but I like my almonds a little more coarse in this instance.
  4. In a container large and flat enough to fit the flounder filets combine the almond meal, sesame seeds, orange zest and salt and pepper.
  5. Be sure to stir the ingredients to incorporate the orange zest.
  6. In a separate bowl mix the egg and juice of the orange.
  7. Then pass each filet through the egg mixture then coat with the sesame mixture.
  8. Line each on the baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes until fish flakes easily, be sure not to overcook.
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