How to cook a flounder deliciously

How to cook a flounder deliciously

Many regularly use sea fish, because this nutritious product has a lot of vitamins, and with proper preparation, tasty and mouth-watering dishes are obtained. In today's article, we’ll look at how to cook flounder tasty at home.

Due to its excellent taste and general availability, it is incredibly popular among culinary specialists of the world. This wonderful fish is steamed and in a slow cooker, fry in a pan and bake in the oven in a variety of ways.

Calorie flounder in the pan and in the oven

The calorie content of flounder baked in the oven is 90 kcal, boiled - 103 kcal, and cooked in a pan - 223 kcal per 100 grams.

The meat of this wonderful fish contains many trace elements, fatty acids, protein, calcium and phosphorus. Due to the wide chemical composition, she won the title of an object in demand in cooking.

Regular use of flounder helps the conversion of glucose into energy, strengthens bones and teeth, improves mental and muscle activity, a positive effect on sexual activity.

Useful tips before cooking

Frying in a pan is the most popular way to cook flounder. Experts recommend first putting the fish in the pan with the dark side down, and then turn it over.

  • When it comes to baking, it is recommended to do this in foil. It contributes to the preservation of juice and positively affects the juiciness of meat.
  • When baking, it is advised to sprinkle the carcass with a mixture of olive oil and wine, add a little Provence herbs, pepper and salt. This is enough to get a good result.
  • Garlic, rosemary or thyme will tone off a specific taste.
  • The pulp is incredibly tender, so it is recommended to supplement flounder with sun-dried tomatoes, mushroom risotto or grilled asparagus.

According to real gourmets, you can drink fried or baked flounder with any wine, but only white varieties of the drink are suitable for cooking.

How to fry flounder tasty - 3 recipes

Fried flounder fillet

Fried flounder is a tasty, but undeservedly forgotten dish in Russia. At the end of the twentieth century, this fish was incredibly popular. In those days, housewives cooked it in various ways: cooked fish soup, stewed with vegetables, made cutlets. The most common was a method involving frying in a pan.

You can cook this sea fish in a pan at home in different ways. Depending on the recipe, the ingredients used, the sauces and the breading, the dishes are different in appearance and taste. Consider the most popular recipes.

Classic fried flounder

I’ll start the story about cooking fried flounder with a classic recipe, because this is the basis for cooking more complex dishes and an endless field for the implementation of culinary ideas.

Servings: +5
  • flounder 5 PC
  • flour 1 glass
  • vegetable oil 3 Art. l
  • salt 1 tsp
Calories and BJU per 100 g
Calories 203 kcal
Proteins: 14.1 g
Fats: 14.5 g
Carbohydrates: 3.9 g
20 minutes.Video
  • Put the fish on a cutting board, remove the head and fins, remove the entrails, scrape off the scales, rinse with water and cut each carcass into several pieces.
  • Add salt to flour and mix. Roll each slice in the resulting mixture well and send to a hot frying pan. Fry with oil on both sides until golden brown.

Thanks to the simplest classic recipe, you can easily prepare a roasted flounder, which, in combination with fresh vegetables, will create a real culinary work.

Still such a fish is good with a small number of bones, which makes it suitable for baby food.

Fried flounder with mushrooms

Photo of fried flounder in batter

Now I will share the result of a culinary experiment, the highlight of which is an unusual combination of products. The dish will turn out amazing how mushroom julienne. This is the merit of the products used.

  • Flounder - 2 pcs.
  • Champignons - 5 pcs.
  • Bell pepper - 150 g.
  • Garlic - 4 cloves.
  • Chives - 5 feathers.
  • Dill - 1 bunch.
  • Flour - 4 tablespoons.
  • Olive oil, spices, salt.
How to cook:
  1. Put the fish on the board, cut off the head, get the insides and cut off the fins. Rinse each carcass with water and cut into medium slices.
  2. Make a breading mixture. Add a little salt and favorite spices to the flour, mix.
  3. Cut the mushrooms into slices, onion rings, and chop the pepper. Peel the garlic. It will give mushrooms and vegetables a subtle accent.
  4. Roll the slices in a breading mixture and place in a pan with hot olive oil. Put prepared vegetables around the fish.
  5. Fry the flounder on both sides until golden. Turn the vegetables over several times during cooking.

Before serving, lay the pieces on a plate, lay the fried vegetables around. Garnish with sprigs of dill. This treat in combination with mashed potatoes will surely delight you with an incomparable taste.

Fried flounder in tomato sauce

Another gourmet recipe based on flounder. In combination with tomato sauce, the treat is aromatic, tasty and juicy. I prepare this dish for the holidays and on weekdays.

  • Flounder - 2 pcs.
  • Onion - 2 heads.
  • Flour - 4 tablespoons.
  • Tomato juice - 300 ml.
  • Walnuts - 5 g.
  • Garlic - 3 cloves.
  • Lemon - 1 pc.
  • Vegetable oil, thyme, salt.
  1. Cut off the head, tail and fins at the flounder, remove the insides, remove the skin. Rinse each carcass thoroughly with water.
  2. Salt the fish, roll in flour and send to the pan. After two minutes, add half rings of onion and thyme. Flip the seams to the other side and season with thyme. Fry until golden brown.
  3. Combine chopped nuts and crushed garlic in a small bowl. Salt the resulting mixture, add two tablespoons of vegetable oil. Stir, add lemon juice and re-mix.
  4. Pour the fried fish with tomato juice, after boiling add garlic sauce, cover and simmer for several minutes. Garnish with greens before serving.

Fried flounder in tomato sauce goes well with any side dish. Boiled potatoes rice or vegetable stew. Regardless of the serving, it will turn out incredibly delicious.

How to bake flounder in the oven - 3 recipes

Baked flounder with a pillow of vegetables

The taste of boiled fish is not liked by everyone, and cooking in a pan leads to the spread of smell throughout the house. Therefore, the housewives prefer bake flounder in the oven.

With this heat treatment, flounder preserves useful substances, and when baking, vegetable oil is not always used.

So baked flounder in the oven is the best choice for people who want to cook tasty and healthy food.

Flounder in foil

Flounder - an easy-to-cook saltwater fish whose juicy meat cannot be overdried. Using foil for baking further facilitates the task, because it helps to preserve juice.

  • Flounder fillet - 4 pcs.
  • Garlic - 2 cloves.
  • Olive oil - 1 tablespoon.
  • Lemon zest - 2 teaspoons.
  • Vegetable oil, pepper and salt.
  1. In a small bowl, combine olive oil and lemon zest, add pepper and salt, mix.
  2. Add crushed garlic to the resulting oily mixture.
  3. Rub each piece of fish with garlic oil and wrap in foil.
  4. Place on a baking sheet and place in the oven, preheated to 210 degrees, for 8 minutes.
Video cooking
Very tasty Flounder baked in foil in the oven how to cook fish

Remove the baked fish from the oven, remove from the foil, put on a plate, pour the remaining juice, garnish with lemon slices and serve. Flounder in foil goes well with baked asparagus. I also advise you to try baked salmon recipe.

Flounder with vegetables

The following recipe involves cooking flounder in the oven with the addition of vegetables. The finished dish turns out to be greasy, but don't be discouraged. Fish oil has not harmed anyone.

  • Flounder - 1 carcass.
  • Zucchini - 1 pc.
  • Carrot - 1 pc.
  • Onion - 1 head.
  • Lemon - 0.5 pcs.
  • Pepper and salt to taste.
  1. Rinse the fish with water, cut off the head, remove the entrails and fins.
  2. Prepare the vegetables. Pass the carrots and zucchini through a coarse grater, cut the onion in half rings.
  3. Put a sheet of foil on the table. From a grated carrot, make a pillow for fish, put a flounder on top, salt and pepper.
  4. On top, put a few slices of lemon, then onions, the remaining carrots and zucchini.
  5. Wrap the foil in an envelope, pinch the edges, put on a baking sheet and put in the oven. At 220 degrees, bake fish with vegetables for no more than 10 minutes.
Flounder in the oven on a vegetable pillow. flounder on vegetable cushion

Flounder with vegetables will delight you with an excellent taste in hot or cold. Since the dish is so satisfying, I advise you to serve it without a side dish. In extreme cases, use mashed potatoes.

Flounder with sour cream, cheese and tomatoes

Coming triumph? Please guests with a flounder, baked in the oven with tomatoes and sour cream under a cheese crust. Such a culinary creation will not leave anyone indifferent.

  • Flounder - 1 kg.
  • Hard cheese - 150 g.
  • Tomatoes - 2 pcs.
  • Sour cream - 4 tablespoons.
  • Lemon - 1 pc.
  • Dill, spices.
  1. Clean the fish, rinse with water, dry with napkins. Salt each carcass, season with pepper and pour lemon juice on it.
  2. Mix the lemon zest passed through a fine grater with chopped dill, add sour cream and mix. Cut the tomatoes into thin rings, and grate the cheese coarsely.
  3. Put the fillet of flounder on the foil, pour with sour cream sauce, lay the tomato rings on top. Wrap the billet, put it on a baking sheet and place in the oven. Cook at 180 degrees a third of an hour.
  4. Remove from the oven, gently open the foil, sprinkle flounder with grated cheese and send back for another 5 minutes. This time is enough to form a delicious cheese crust.

The recipe outlined is universal. If fried pollock tired, use the recipe for cooking in the oven. Halibut is also suitable, mackerel and other marine fish.

How to cook a flounder in a slow cooker

White fish with shrimp

Flounder meat is healthy and incredibly tasty. Not surprisingly, it is often referred to as sea chicken. Cooked not only in a pan and in the oven, but also in a slow cooker. Pay attention to a simple but tasty recipe.

  • Flounder fillet - 600 g.
  • Onion - 1 head.
  • Cream - 150 ml.
  • Vegetable broth - 150 ml.
  • Vegetable oil - 2 tablespoons.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Lemon, Parsley.
  1. Pour vegetable oil into the multicooker bowl, close the lid, activate the baking mode.
  2. Send the onion sliced ​​in half rings into the slow cooker with preheated butter. Extinguish for three minutes, then turn off the program.
  3. Cut the fish fillet in portions, salt, season with pepper. Send the prepared flounder to the slow cooker for the onion. Pour in a mixture of cream and vegetable broth.
  4. Activate the steaming mode, set the timer for 20 minutes. After time, check for readiness. If necessary, cook again. The cooking time depends on the size of the pieces of fish.
Video recipe
Flounder steamed plus rice for garnish. How to steam fish with a side dish.

Put the finished treat on a plate with onions, pour sauce from the bowl, garnish with parsley sprigs and lemon slices. Loose rice is suitable for garnish.

The article on cooking delicious flounder came to an end. From now on, you are aware of all the subtleties and secrets of cooking this wonderful fish. Cook it more often and it will bring many benefits.

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Do not forget about the experiments. Sometimes, to make a culinary masterpiece from an ordinary dish, one additional ingredient is enough. Good luck in cooking. See you soon!

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