Most often served stuffed, flounder is a popular other fish, touting a delicate but firm texture. Whether stuffed, sauteed, or poached, these easy flounder recipes make seafood lovers happy.

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Stuffed Flounder with Frizzled Mint and Ginger

Food & Wine

Most fish prepared in India is stewed or cooked quickly in the tandoor, but this dish from the Taj Lake Palace is seared, making it decidedly more modern. A fragrant herb mix is stuffed into each fish fillet and blended into a yogurt cream sauce. Then the dish is finished elegantly with crisp frizzled mint leaves and strips of ginger.

Total: 50 mins

Baked Flounder with Shrimp-and-Crab Stuffing

Better Homes and Gardens

This Cajun-style fish is stuffed with crab and shrimp--a hearty, flavorful dinner for seafood lovers.

Poached Flounder with Mint Beurre Blanc

Fine Cooking Magazine

This classic shallow-poached fish is served with a minty French butter sauce. It's delicious with a simple rice pilaf and tender green spring vegetables like peas or baby spinach.

Total: 30 mins

Wild Rice-Stuffed Flounder

Family Circle

Chopped broccoli, tomato, and scallion give a confetti-like appearance to the wild rice stuffing that fills these flounder fillets. Baked with lemon and white wine, this fish recipe is sure to please the palate.

Almond-Stuffed Flounder with Creamy Tarragon Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

These fancy fish rolls are perfect for a cozy dinner for two, but the recipe easily doubles to serve four.

Total: 25 mins

Fish Fillets Oscar

Better Homes and Gardens

Lemon slices and fresh tarragon scent tender sole fillets and asparagus spears as they cook in handy foil packets.

Cheesy-Chipotle Flounder

Family Circle

Tomato-Stuffed Flounder

Family Circle

Thin flounder fillets are great for stuffing, especially when filled with a fresh and flavorful mix of grape tomatoes and purchased pesto.

Sauteed Baja Fish


Rub white fish fillets with oil and chile pepper, then saute a few minutes on high heat for a super fast and healthy dinner.

Sauteed Flounder with Orange-Shallot Sauce


Look for Pacific Flounder. Its delicate flavor is wonderfully balanced by the sweet and savory combination of orange, shallot and mustard. A large nonstick skillet is highly recommended. Otherwise, cook the fillets in two batches, using 1 1/2 teaspoons oil per batch.

Total: 30 mins

Mediterranean Poached Fish

Family Circle

Fish fillets cooked in a tomato-wine sauce are the main attraction for a healthy 30-minute meal.

Baked Stuffed Flounder

Family Circle

Roasted celery, carrot, and leek along with tomato and imitation crab make a colorful filling for flounder fillets baked in white wine.

Snapper with Cilantro Sauce

Ladies' Home Journal

Fresh limes, cilantro, and Thai red chiles make a bold sauce for the fish in this low-calorie recipe.

Grilled Fish Tacos

Heart-Healthy Living

Using flavor-packed grilled fish helps keep the fat and calories low for this fun dinner.

Po' Boys

Heart-Healthy Living

Low-fat coleslaw and baked cornmeal-coated fish give the classic Po' Boy sandwich a delicious heart-healthy spin.

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