Pan-fried Sand Dabs with Tiger Prawns in White Wine Cream Sauce and Sauteed Zucchini

When we bought Sand Dabs and Tiger Prawns right off the boat at the Channel Islands Farmers’ Market, John thought up this wonderful meal.  Sand Dabs are a bit like Flounder – a very delicate, almost sweet white fish.  The only warning I can give you is that they have a lot of bones, so be careful!

The Tiger Prawns in White Wine Cream Sauce would be fabulous over pasta as well!

Pan-fried Sand Dabs

In a large skillet, heat 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
In the meantime, rinse the fish and sprinkle them with flour, salt, and pepper on both sides
Pan-fry them for about 5 minutes a side
Remove from pan, cover with foil and set in a warm oven

Tiger Prawns from Fresh Fish Fanatics
Tiger Prawns in White Wine Cream Sauce

Peel and de-vein a dozen Tiger Prawns and sprinkle with Salt & Pepper
Thinly slice 4 Green Onions
In a medium skillet, melt 4 Tablespoons Butter
Saute Green Onions until they soften
Sprinkle with 2 Tablespoons Wondra Flour and stir until fully blended
Pour in 1 cup White Wine
Stir until thickened
Add Salt & Pepper to taste
Add Tiger Prawns and poach just until bright orange (about 5 minutes)
Finish with 1/2 cup cream – cooking just until warmed through

Pour sauce over reserved fish, equally distributing Tiger Prawns and sprinkle with Hungarian Paprika

Sauteed Zucchini 

Slice 3-4 medium zucchini and place in a bowl.  Sprinkle with salt and let sit about 5 minutes.
In a large skillet over medium heat, sautee:
1/4 cup Olive Oil
Prepared Zucchini
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
Stir often to cook evenly, until tender.  Sprinkle with a scant teaspoon of sugar to cut the bitterness of the squash.  Top with grated parmesan cheese. 

Wild Rice – prepare according to package directions


Great Blue Heron Hunting in the field behind our house

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  1. says

    Everything looks delicious, how wonderful to pick up fresh Sand Dabs and Tiger Prawns right off the bost! The Tiger Prawns sure are a beautiful color cooked in your sauce;-)

  2. says

    I am not sure we have this type of fish in Greece but the sauce looks divine and I am sure I can use any type of fish similar to this one! A very beautiful meal Susan!

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