Hands-On Time
8 Mins
Total Time
16 Mins
4 servings

For this baked flounder recipe use fresh lemon, good olive oil, freshly ground peppercorns, and garlic, and you'll never look at lemon pepper the same again. Serve with steamed asparagus.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Combine first 5 ingredients. Place fillets on a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray. Rub garlic mixture evenly over fillets. Bake at 425° for 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

May 18, 2016
why only 2 stars if this is amazing?  Just curious.

JaylenTaylor's Review

August 09, 2013
This is so delicious! My family just loves this dish...even my two girls. We make it every week now. I would recommend this recipe to anyone.

July 15, 2015
Thank you almost made that mistake ;-)

July 15, 2015
Thank all of you this is my first flounder and I was freaking but ya'll made it less scary ..  And it came out Awesome ;-)

chequettaa's Review

February 28, 2014
The lemon pepper mixture had the best flavor. I was a little scared that the lemon rind might be overpowering, but I tried it before I even spread it on the fish and was pleased to find that it was well balanced. I didn't have any peppercorns so I used coarse ground black pepper and I had no problem with the mixture being too spicy. I did add the juice of half of one of my lemons. This is definitely an huge improvement over the salt laden lemon pepper mixture you find on the spice aisle at the grocery store. It was a light yet flavorful recipe and I will definitely cook this again.

DanaQHolden's Review

March 20, 2013
Easy, fast and taked great. Also, cooked to perfection. I will put this in my regular rotation as I try to cook low carb, low calorie meals.

khkrall's Review

September 27, 2011
This is absolutely fantastic! You'll never eat that crystallized shake-on pseudo-lemon pepper again. The recipe is easy, healthy, and delicious. We've tried it with other white fish with equally good results. Try this. You won't be sorry.

HousiGirl1's Review

January 31, 2010
This recipe was the perfect answer to my search for a quick prep dish. I made the lemon pepper mix midday so all I had to do at dinner time was spread the mix on the fillets, pop them in the oven. Delicious!! Check fish at 5 minutes. My husband would have liked it more with a little panko tossed into the mix...

ohyoucook's Review

March 22, 2014
My son dropped in for dinner along with his girl friend, who is unable to eat dairy products, so I was very happy to find a fish recipe that didn't call for a stick of butter ... or any for that matter. Took another reviewer's advice and cut back on the black pepper a bit. It was a hit! Will definitely be making it again!


July 12, 2018
best flounder recipe I've had the pleasure of making and eating