Flounder fillets are delicate, flaky, and have a flavor profile reminiscent to shellfish. Here are 12 different flounder recipes to feed the family.
February 26, 2014
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Flavorful, Flaky Flounder
Flounder is a lean, flaky fish with a firm texture and a mild, sweet taste. While often best served sautéed, there are a variety of ways to incorporate this tasty fish into lunch or dinner.
First up on the menu is our Browned Butter Flounder with Lemon Snap Peas. Browning the butter for this sauce, a classic French preparation called meunière, adds a toasty nuttiness, balanced with bright lemon. Just a little goes a long way to coat the delicate flounder fillets.
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Served over brown rice with snow peas and shiitake mushrooms, Asian-inspired Hoisin Flounder is a superfast dinner solution for your busy weeknights.
Add quick and light Sautéed Flounder and Spicy Rémoulade to your weeknight dinner rotation. Sriracha adds kick to the rémoulade.
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Crispy Flounder and Roasted Tomatoes
Flounder gets a golden crunch from panko and capers give the tomatoes a briny kick in this quick and easy dinner of Crispy Flounder and Roasted Tomatoes.
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Confetti Flounder Packets with Orange-Tarragon Butter
Cooking the fish in parchment paper infuses the fish with flavor. Serve with precooked rice tossed with orange rind and chopped fresh tarragon.
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Saffron Fish Stew with White Beans
Be sure to choose a sustainable fish, like wild-caught Pacific flounder. Wild-caught Alaskan halibut is also an acceptable substitute. The saffron becomes especially aromatic once its essence has suffused the recipe.
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Baked Flounder with Dill and Caper Cream Sauce
Fresh dill contributes sharp flavor and feathery elegance to this simple flounder recipe. Since heat diminishes the potency of fresh dill, it's best to add it to the dish near the end of the suggested cooking time.
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Flounder with Cilantro-Curry Topping and Toasted Coconut
Give your flounder an Indian-inpsired infusion of cilantro-curry topping and toasted coconut.
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Flounder Piccata with Spinach
You can substitute any flaky white fish, such as tilapia or sole, in this easy, elegant supper.
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Flounder Rolls with Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach
Ask your fishmonger to remove the skin from the flounder fillets. Another time-saver: Stuff and roll the fillets a day in advance. Cover and refrigerate until you're ready to cook them.
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Baked Flounder with Fresh Lemon Pepper
For this baked flounder recipe, use fresh lemon, good olive oil, freshly ground peppercorns, and garlic, and you'll never look at lemon pepper the same again. Serve with steamed asparagus.
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Steaming the fish in the microwave cooks it quickly so that it stays moist. The unusual method of folding and arranging the fish is necessary because the food toward the edge of the dish cooks more rapidly than the food in the center.