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Meal 1

Pan-Roasted Flounder and Zucchini with Corn and Peach Salsa

(makes 2 servings)

2 ears corn

1 large or 2 small peaches, chopped to small dice

1 small shallot, chopped (or about 1 tablespoon chopped red onion)

1 lemon

2 flounder fillets, about 1/2-3/4 lb total

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 medium long zucchini or summer squash

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

salt and freshly ground black pepper

Shuck the corn and bring a pot of water large enough to submerge the ears to a boil. Boil the corn for about 2-3 minutes or until just tender; drain and let cool. Once cool enough to handle, cut off the kernels using a sharp knife and set aside in a bowl. Combine with the chopped peaches, shallot, about 1 teaspoon olive oil and half the lemon’s juice. Set aside or refrigerate while you prepare the rest of the meal.

Trim the ends of the zucchini and slice into thin strips lengthwise, about 1/8″. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

Feel across the flounder fillets for any pin bones and remove with tweezers if necessary. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Spread the flour on a flat plate and pat the fish across the flour on both sides. Shake off any excess.

Heat 3-4 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet or fry pan over high heat. Gently place down the fish once the oil is hot. Let cook without moving the fish for at least 1 minute. Once visibly golden-brown around the sides, carefully flip the fillets over. Let cook another minute without touching. Remove once opposite side looks slightly golden after peeking and the fish is cooked just enough that the center is no longer translucent (how long depends on the thickness of the fillet, but it should be quick!). Transfer the fish to a plate lined with paper towels. Arrange the zucchini slices in the same pan and let cook at least 1 minute before flipping. Get a light sear on both sides of the pieces and remove from heat.