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Baked Flounder with Parmesan Crumbs

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Delicious baked flounder is one of the best fast fish recipes you can have in your repertoire. Chef Nigel Slater adds freshly grated Parmesan to the breadcrumbs to form a tasty buttery topping for the flaky white fish, which cooks in just 15 minutes.

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  • 4 flounder fillets (2 pounds total)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup coarse fresh bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. In a large baking dish, season the fish fillets with salt and pepper. Mix the Parmesan with the bread crumbs, melted butter and olive oil and sprinkle over the fillets. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the fish is cooked and the topping is golden. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.


Watch this video to learn how to fillet a fish quickly and easily.

Serve With

For a green vegetable, browse our best broccoli recipes, favorite spinach recipes and expert ways to cook asparagus. Buttery baked flounder is also delicious with simple steamed vegetables.

Suggested Pairing

Soave, a dry Italian white from the Veneto region, would pair nicely with this dish, but its simplicity means it also goes beautifully with a range of white wines.

Contributed By Photo © James Merrell Published September 2002
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