10 Ways to Make Flounder

Pan-Fried Flounder with Lemon Butter Sauce © Fredrika Stjärne
By F&W Editors Posted January 14, 2015

Flaky, delicately sweet flounder is a quick and easy fish to cook for weeknight dinners. Its mild flavor and fantastic texture make it the perfect base for a wide range of vibrant dishes. Here, 10 foolproof flounder recipes.

Flaky, delicately sweet flounder is a quick and easy fish to cook for weeknight dinners. Its mild flavor and fantastic texture make it the perfect base for a wide range of vibrant dishes. Here, 10 foolproof flounder recipes.

1. Stuffed Flounder with Frizzled Mint and Ginger 
There are herbs everywhere in this dish. A mix of garlic, Serrano chile, cilantro and chopped mint is stuffed into each fillet and blended into an incredible yogurt sauce.

2. Golden Flounder with Caper-Almond Dressing 
Flounder is an excellent stand-in for costly Dover sole in classic dishes like this one.

3. Pan-Fried Flounder with Lemon Butter Sauce 
Jonathan Waxman’s recipe for crisp flounder is simple but spectacular. The keys, he says, are to get the fish from a reliable source and concentrate while you cook it. “Get the flounder too hot and it turns to mush, too cool and it goes rubbery.”

4. Flounder with Herbed Couscous 
A puree of parsley and scallions mixed with lemon juice and oil both flavors the couscous and acts as a sauce for the fish.

5. Pan-Fried Flounder with Poblano-Corn Relish 
Flounder is a great base for punchy flavors like smoky chile peppers and sweet corn.

6. Baked Flounder with Parmesan Crumbs 
In this supersimple recipe, flounder fillets are sprinkled with cheesy bread crumbs and baked until golden.

7. Cornmeal-Crusted Flounder 
Crispy fried flounder is quick and easy to make.

8. Mushroom-Crusted Flounder with Creamed Spinach 
This fast recipe is total comfort food.

9. Flounder Rolls with Pesto 
The creamy pesto sauce in this dish is fantastic on both the fish and vegetables.

10. Herb-Filled Flounder with White Wine Sauce 
You can prep the flounder rolls for this dish the night before for a super-quick dinner the next night.

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