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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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