Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/Wonderful Machine and Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total Time
40 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 flounder fillet and 1/3 cup tomatoes)

Flounder gets a golden crunch from panko and capers give the tomatoes a briny kick in this quick and easy dinner of Crispy Flounder and Roasted Tomatoes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Combine first 3 ingredients in a large ovenproof skillet; toss to coat. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Remove from oven; top with basil.

Step 3

Combine panko, parsley, and thyme in a shallow dish. Coat fillets with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Dredge fillets in panko mixture. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 fillets to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and fillets.

Ratings & Reviews

Good flavors

June 02, 2016
The tomatoes are delicious, and the fish is great too. I always struggle to flip flounder on the pan because it's so flakey, and some of the breading came off when I made this, but it was still tasty.

quick & easy

February 07, 2016
Rather than use a second skillet, put a foil-lined baking dish in the oven to pre-heat and baked the tomatoes in that.  Used cod loin and “applied” the herbs along with the salt & pepper.  Sprayed again and then dredged in panko.  Very easy, the big flavor comes from the capers-tomatoes.

This was great!

April 05, 2015
Absolutely fantastic.  Made the recipe as written except I used cod instead of flounder.  The roasted tomatoes and capers made the meal!  Even my husband, who isn't a fish lover thought it was great.

ktleyed's Review

September 14, 2014
This tasted great, but unfortunately mine fell apart when I tried to flip it. Next time, I'm going to try baking it instead of sauteing.

Sprinxmoonstar's Review

July 15, 2013
Delicious! I used the fresh basil in my garden and I absolutely loved the panko on the flounder!

swimmerfan's Review

May 03, 2013
My husband and I agreed this is a 5 star recipe! Used Tilapia instead of Flounder. I added 1/4 sweet onion to the tomato mixture. Placed in oven. I dipped the fish in egg before dipping it in the panko/parsley/thyme. Fried it in EVOO for a few mins on either side. Then placed the fish on top of the tomato mixture and baked it another 10 minutes. Drizzled a little of EVOO and the caper juice on top of the fish. Yum!

JillyBurke's Review

January 24, 2013
Boring, flavorless fish and a pain to make in the pan. Tomatoes are good though.

JustSomeGuy's Review

September 13, 2012
For the fish, fine: as written it was a bit bland but a little more herb and a little more salt/pepper and it would have done the trick. The panko made it crispy and a quick rest on paper-towels to degrees was a good move. Roasted tomato/capers was a wonderful addition to server over the fish and hashbrowns as it brought a great flavor to all. But the Fennel Hashbrowns are a disaster. OK, maybe it is just my inability to make hashbrowns, but it isn't for lack of trying. The bottom line on hashbrowns for me is that it isn't something every cook breezing through the pictures looking for dinner can do, and as they go from hashbrowns to browned mashed potatoes quickly, either don't include them as the side dish in your recipe spread, or really make it fool proof.

thedecorator99's Review

August 17, 2012
This was a most excellent dinner. We used red fish that my husband caught in the gulf. Make SURE to make the hash browns with it. This makes the dish. They take a long time to cook and get brown and the fennel was unexpectedly good. I don't love fennel, but it made this dish. The only thing I did different was include a light mayo tartar sauce on the side. Yummy!

RyansWife's Review

May 26, 2012
Simple weeknight meal! I increased the parsley & thyme and used Italian style Panko, I also dredged the fish in a beaten egg & tablespoon of water. The roasted tomatoes are delicious as is the Fennel/Potato Hash.