These flounder recipes will make your day. Why? They are cooked in various ways and each one of these meals will make your taste buds sing.
Remember, flounder has a delicate texture and will fall apart easily if it is not handled with care when cooking. When grilling, I use put the fillets in a grill basket to avoid the fish falling between the grates, then I do not have to worry about it.
GRILLED FLOUNDER RECIPE
flounder, scaled, halved and tail removed (or fillets)
fish seasoning, recipe below
Clean grill grates and rub them well with olive oil so the fish doesn't stick. If grilling the zucchini, rub with oil. Heat the grill to high and when hot, lower temperature to medium. You may also put fillets in grilling cage with lemon slices.
Rub the fish with olive oil and use fish seasoning on both sides. Place on grates and let cook 5 minutes. Loosen under fish slightly so it does not stick. Let fish cook another 2 -3 minutes and brush with melted butter. Turn over.
Place zucchini on grill, cook 4 to 5 minutes turn over and grill another 3 to 4 minutes; remove from grill. *You want to time this so the zucchini and fish are done around the same time.
Again, cook another 5 minutes and loosen fish from grates. Continue cooking fish for up to 8 or 9 minutes or until fish flakes and is opaque in color. Brush with butter before taking off the grill. Drizzle fillets with fresh lemon and serve with mashed potatoes, arugula and fresh tomato slices.
1 TBS dried basil
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp celery salt
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 tsp paprika
2 tsp marjoram
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
1 TBS dried parsley
1 tsp dried sage
2 tsp dried thyme
Mix together and store in the pantry in an airtight container. Makes almost 1/2 cup.
CRUNCHY BAKED FLOUNDER WITH SAUTEED PEPPERS & ONIONS
4 flounder fish fillets
2 TBS fresh lemon juice
2/3 cup fresh bread crumbs
2 cups grated cheese
1/2 tsp dry mustard
2 TBS melted butter
6 green onions, chopped for garnish
PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.
Arrange fish fillets in greased baking dish in a single layer. Drizzle fillets with lemon juice.
Mix remaining ingredients together in a blender or food processor and spoon over fish fillets. Bake for 20 minutes, or until it is cooked and the topping is browned. Sprinkle with chopped scallions before serving.
Saute sliced green peppers, red peppers and onion in olive oil while the fish is baking. Serve on the side. Great dish.
Mix all ingredients together and place in a large resealable bag. Add fillets and shake to make sure fillets are covered. Place in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours. Drain and broil in oven for 3 minutes or so on each side.