Having the opportunity to eat seafood on a daily basis is a great way to give your body the benefits and nutrients that it needs. Flounder itself gives you about 20% of the total amount of vitamin B12 and selenium that you need on a daily basis. Not to mention that it is also packed with vitamin B6 and potassium. Below are 4 great ways that you can cook flounder fillets.
One of the most delicious ways that you can enjoy flounder with your friends and/or family members is to fry it. All that you will have to do is create a marinade, a coating mixture, and prepare grease for the frying. First, you will want to bathe the flounder in the marinade for about 10-15 minutes. You will then want to create a coating that you can place into a Ziploc bag. Once the fish is in the bag, you will want to make sure that it is entirely coated and place it on a skillet with oil to fry it to your liking.
For a healthier version of the fish, you can opt out of the oil, the marinade, and the coating and choose baked flounder instead. All that you will have to do to prepare the fish is ensure that you sprinkle it with salt and pepper and then put the fish in the oven to bake for about 7 minutes. You can choose any type of seasoning that you are interested in, you don’t only have to rely on salt and pepper. You may find that adding garlic or chipotle would help to bring more flavor into the fish.
Adventurous cooks who enjoy using their barbeque will definitely appreciate the ability to grill their flounder. By combining olive oil, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce, you can coat the fish while it is being grilled on your barbeque. Ensure that you keep adding the mixture to the fish to ensure that it doesn’t dry out and it absorbs as much flavoring as possible. It is preferable to grill the fish for about 6 minutes on either side to ensure that it is cooked to perfection.
By placing your flounder on a baking sheet and dusting it with pepper (or a seasoning of your choosing), you will be able to sufficiently prepare for fish for a succulent dinner. You will also want to make sure that you brush olive oil onto the meat to help preserve the moisture in the fish. Ensure that once you have removed the fish from the oven that it is white all of the way through as this means that it’s ready to eat.