Flounder



Don’t write off flounder as a boring fish—it’s extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes. Because of its mild flavor, this flaky fish works well in everything from fresh ceviche to fillets baked with cheesy breadcrumbs. Flounder is also a great fish to use for tacos: opt for Baja-style and add simple toppings like red cabbage and guacamole. For a more classic preparation, try this recipe for pan-fried flounder with lemon-butter sauce or get more adventurous with a fragrant Indian-inspired take on a stuffed fillet. Food & Wine’s guide to flounder has these recipes and more.

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Best Flounder Recipes

Don’t write off flounder as a boring fish—it’s extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes. Because of its mild flavor, this flaky fish works well in everything from fresh ceviche to fillets baked with cheesy breadcrumbs. For a classic preparation, we like to pan-fry flounder fillets in a rich lemon-butter sauce. Here, our best recipes.

Pan-Fried Flounder with Lemon Butter Sauce

"Flounder is an amazing fish,” says Jonathan Waxman, chef at Manhattan’s Barbuto. “It’s firm yet delicate, flavorful and sweet.” The breading he uses on the fillets is simple and versatile; it works just as well on chicken, pork, veal and other fish. Slideshow: More Seafood Recipes

Ceviche with Corn and Sweet Potatoes

Peruvian ceviches often include choclo, a type of large, chewy corn that can be hard to find in the States. Fresh sweet corn, though less typical, makes a fine substitute. Slideshow: More Healthy Fish Recipes

Wines to Pair with Roasted Fish

No one type of wine fits all roasted fish dishes. When choosing what to pair, start with the type of fish you’re serving.

10 Ways to Make Flounder

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.

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Crispy Flounder and Sautéed Mushrooms with Cabernet Franc

These healthy recipes are all created to pair with wine (a 5-ounce glass has anywhere from 110 to 150 calories)—all for 600 calories or fewer. Read More »

Golden Flounder with Caper-Almond Dressing

Flounder is an excellent stand-in for costly Dover sole. Mourad Lahlou tops it with a dressing of capers, almonds and raisins. Slideshow: Fast Fish Recipes