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.
2 tablespoons grated lemon rind (about 3 lemons)
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
1 1/4 teaspoons black peppercorns, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 (6-ounce) flounder fillets
Lemon wedges (optional)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 425°.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
My boyfriend said this was his favorite meal I've ever made him - and I cook all the time. I enjoyed it as well although maybe slightly less than him! The peppercorns give it a good kick and the lemon is very refreshing. Super simple to make and very inexpensive. I'd like to try it on a thicker fish next time - maybe halibut. I served it with a mix of zuchini, asapargus and tomatoes sauteed in a little EVOO and garlic. As well as baked potatoe. Very light meal.
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