Becky Luigart-Stayner; Mary Catherine Muir
4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet)

Since fillets of this fish are quite thin, they often end up overcooked and dry when baked or sautéed. Steaming the fish in the microwave cooks it quickly so that it stays moist. The unusual method of folding and arranging the fish is necessary because the food toward the edge of the dish cooks more rapidly than the food in the center.

How to Make It

Step 1

Remove green tops from onions; slice onion tops into 1-inch pieces to measure 1/4 cup; set aside. Reserve remaining onion tops for another use. Cut white portions of onions into 2-inch pieces.

Step 2

Combine cilantro, ginger, and 1 teaspoon oil in a 9-inch pie plate. Fold each fillet in half crosswise. Arrange fish spokelike with thinnest portions pointing toward center of dish. Arrange white onion portions between each fillet. Combine 1/4 cup green onion tops, 1 teaspoon oil, vinegar, soy sauce, and salt; pour over fish. Cover with heavy-duty plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 4 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Garnish each fillet with a lemon slice.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

psfreeman's Review

November 24, 2011
I love anything I can make in the microwave, and this recipe was very easy. The fish I had was thicker, so I had to cook it longer, but I liked the fresh complementary flavors of the sauce.

EllenFL's Review

May 13, 2013
Great, easy and fast! Used diced red onion and small amount of green pepper since that's what I had on hand. Flounder fresh-caught from the creek!

jbeebe6259's Review

February 18, 2009
Made this for guests based on previous ratings. It was fabulous and TOO EASY TO BELIEVE! My hubby asked if I would make it again "tomorrow!" It's a keeper for sure.

user's Review

June 18, 2011
This was awful. We could not even eat it.