Ina Garten Flounder Recipe

We can never go wrong with the flounders. You might cook or bake it in the oven. Then meaty fish fillets unfold, a rush of yumminess in your mouth. Ina Garten, in her show on Food Network, showed us a great recipe for flounder to taste such yumminess. 

She cooked and then baked the flounder fillets for a unique flavor. Also, she served it with arugula salad in her Ina Garten flounder recipe for an earthly flavor burst with each bite. The recipe is easy to cook and needs less than 40 minutes. So, it is a quick and easy preparation to meet your craving for fish and uniqueness.

Ina Garten Flounder Recipe

Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral
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Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Intermediate


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Ina Garten is a famous Food Network Host. She hosts Barefoot Contessa, where she experimented with many different food recipes. One of her most exciting and admirable experiments was with flounder. She presented in the traditional Milanese style for an amazing savory. 
Cuisine: American| Difficulty: Intermediate |Servings: 4-5 persons |Prep time: 10 minutes| Cooking Time: 40 minutes| Calories: 120 calories

Ingredients for the flounder recipe

  • 6 fillets of flounder (total 1-3/4 pounds)

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour

  • Kosher salt

  • Black pepper (Freshly ground) 

  • 2 to 3 large eggs

  • 1-1/4 cups bread crumbs (Seasoned)

  • 3-4 cubes of  unsalted butter

  • 2tbsps of  olive oil 

  • 6 ounces arugula

  • 6 ounces arugula

  • Parmesan cheese

  • Lemon juice

  • Ingredients for the Lemon Vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice

  • 1/2 of olive oil 

  • Kosher salt 

  • Black pepper

how to make Ina Garten Flounder

  • Prepare the oven: The recipe will need both cooking and baking the flounder fillets. Thus, you need to preheat the oven. You should set the oven at 250°F for preheating it for 2 to 3 minutes. Also, position the sheet pan inside the oven carefully. 
    Prepare the oven
  • Dry the fish fillets: In a large pan, spread the cleaned flounder fish fillets. Now, you must dry the fillets using a paper towel. Ensure that you have dried the fillets on both sides properly. 
    Dry the fish fillets
  • Whisk the eggs: Now, take a small bowl. Pour in the eggs there as you break the shell. Continue whisking them for a couple of seconds. Also, use water, so the eggs don’t become foamy as you use with cakes. It should be thin. 
    Whisk the eggs
  •  Season the flour and prepare bread crumbs: Take another bowl and pour in all the flour in it. Also, add 2tbsps of slat and 1 teaspoon of black pepper. Now, combine these three ingredients carefully. Be careful not to leave any lumps in the flour mixture. 
    On a separate plate, keep your breadcrumbs ready. You will need to dip the fillets in it. 

    Season the flour and prepare bread crumbs
  •  Preparing the flounder fillets for cooking: Once you have accurately set all the seasoned ingredients, you are ready to prepare the fillets. At first, dredge the fillets in the seasoned flour accurately. Then, remove the excess flour mixture from the fillet as you dip it in the whipped egg. 
    Finally, dredge the flounder fish fillet in the breadcrumbs. 
    Preparing the flounder fillets for cooking
  •  heat olive oil and butter: Place the cooking sauté pan on your stove. As it heats up, add the butter and olive oil to it. You don’t need to heat all the butter at a time. Instead, continue heating the butter as you cook the fillets one by one. You must heat and melt the butter properly without burning it. 
    heat olive oil and butter
  •  Cook and oven bake the fillets: When the butter melts, place two fillets in the sauté pan at a time. Observe the fillets properly and turn them over multiple times to cook evenly. You need to cook each side of the fillets for 2 to 3 minutes in medium heat. 
    After cooking the fillets, transfer them to the preheated oven. There bake the cooked flounder fillets for 5 to 7 minutes. Don’t forget to turn the fillet’s sides.
    Cook and oven bake the fillets
  •  Prepare the lemon vinaigrette: Take a measuring cup and mix the olive oil, salt, black pepper, and lemon juice. Whisk the mixture until it softens. As you check the salad, you may need to add more lemon juice. 
    Prepare the lemon vinaigrette
  • Prepare and serve the baked flounder: You need to pile the lemon vinaigrette over the baked fillet. Also, sprinkle heated capers over the fillet and salad. Also, pour in lemon juice and parmesan cheese on it before serving.
    Prepare and serve the baked flounder

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Nutritional Value of Flounder Recipe:

Calcium23.52 mg


Ina Garten flounder recipe is itself a great dish. You can cook it quickly to serve with rice pilaf and roasted potatoes. Thus, it will turn into a complete dish. However, you should serve the dish before it gets cold. Also, heating a cold flounder will decrease its flavor after cooking and baking. So, be aware of it before serving.

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