1 cup chopped yellow onion (1 onion)
1 cup chopped fennel (1 bulb)
3 tablespoons good olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
28 ounces canned plum tomatoes, drained
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chicken stock (pareve)
2 tablespoons good dry white wine
¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons capers, drained
1 tablespoon unsalted margarine
4 (1-inch thick) flounder fillets (about 2 ½ pounds)
Fresh basil leaves
For the sauce, cook the onions and fennel in the oil in a large sauté pan on medium-low heat for 10 minutes, until the vegetables are soft. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the drained tomatoes, smashing them in the pan with a fork. Add the salt and pepper. Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Add the chicken stock and white wine and simmer for 10 more minutes to reduce the liquid. Add the basil, capers, and margarine and cook for 1 minute more.
Brush the fillet with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Do not overcook. Place the sauce on the bottom of a plate, arrange the flounder on top, and garnish with basil leaves. Serve hot or at room temperature. The sauce is best made two days in advance and stored in the refrigerator.