Broiled Flounder Fish

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This Broiled Flounder is the perfect recipe for those who love an easy fish dinner! Just broil for a few minutes in the oven for flavorful, tender flounder that’s cooked just right.

fork in piece of Broiled Flounder

How Long To Broil Thin Flounder?

Broiling time really depends on the thickness of the flounder fillets. Thinner fillets will need 8 minutes or less to cook through. Keep an eye on the fish as a broiler can cook fast, especially if you have a thin piece of meat. And it’s always a good idea to check the internal temperature of the cooked fish. You want it to register at least 145 degrees with a meat thermometer. Then you’ll know it’s ready!

flounder fillets topped with butter and lemon slices

We love this recipe for a healthy fish dinner when we’re craving seafood. The butter, seasonings, and lemon add a burst of flavor and it’s takes just minutes to prep. It’s the perfect dish for busy weeknights when you need to get a wholesome dinner on the table fast. Pop the fish under the broiler and prep a salad while it cooks. And dinner is done!

Love cooking fish in the oven? Check out these favorites: Crispy Oven-Baked Breaded Fish Recipe, Oven-Baked Rainbow Trout Fillets, and Baked Whole Whitefish Recipe.

broiled flounder on a baking sheet

How To Make Broiled Flounder

First, preheat the oven to broil. Next prep the baking sheet. Add a layer of aluminum foil and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. This is an important step for ensuring the fish doesn’t stick to the sheet pan.

Lay the fillets out on the aluminum foil. Sprinkle on seasonings. If you have thicker fillets, you’ll want to season both sides (double the seasonings).

flounder broiled in the oven

Slice butter into 6 thin pieces and lay one atop each fillet. Do the same with each of the lemon slices.

Place baking sheet on top rack and broil flounder for 8 minutes. Thicker fillets may take about 12 minutes to cook though. Use a meat thermometer if you would like to double-check. The internal temperature should be at least 145 degrees.

easy dinner recipe Broiled Flounder

If fillets are done, remove the cooking sheet from the oven. Use a spatula to move the flounder to a serving plate.

Broiled Flounder on a serving plate

Cooking Tips

  • You can use nonstick spray or brush the cooking surface with vegetable oil or melted butter
  • Butter slices on top of the fillets is a totally optional step, but it does add flavor. The butter melts as the fish cooks.
  • You can bake the fish with lemon slices or squeeze lemon juice on fillets before cooking

seasoned Broiled Flounder on a plate

What To Serve With Broiled Flounder

For a healthy, flavorful meal, pair the Broiled Flounder with these easy sides: Sautéed Arugula, Air Fryer Radishes, or Sautéed Eggplant.

flounder fillets topped with seasonings, melted butter, and lemon slices

Or, if you’re planning a seafood feast, serve the flounder with these yummy fish dishes: Salmon Fishcakes With Cocktail Sauce, Easy Fish Tacos Recipe With Mango Salsa, or Tilapia Fish Sandwich Recipe With Coleslaw. So much flavor here!

Broiled Flounder fillet topped with a lemon slice

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Broiled Flounder

This Broiled Flounder is the perfect recipe for those who love an easy fish dinner! Just broil for a few minutes in the oven for flavorful, tender flounder that's cooked just right.
Prep Time7 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Fish
Keyword: Broiled Flounder
Cooking Method: Oven
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 695kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp cooking spray or vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 6 flounder fillets
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 6 oz lemon 6 slices

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to broil.
  • Next prep the baking sheet. Add a layer of aluminum foil and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. This is an important step for ensuring the fish doesn't stick to the sheet pan.
  • Lay the fillets out on the aluminum foil.
  • Sprinkle on seasonings. If you have thicker fillets, you'll want to season both sides (double the seasonings).
  • Slice butter into 6 thin pieces and lay one atop each fillet.
  • Do the same with each of the lemon slices.
  • Place baking sheet on top rack and broil flounder for 8 minutes. Thicker fillets may take about 12 minutes to cook though. Use a meat thermometer if you would like to double-check. The internal temperature should be at least 145 degrees.
  • If fillets are done, remove the cooking sheet from the oven.
  • Use a spatula to move the flounder to a serving plate.

Notes

  • You can use nonstick spray or brush the cooking surface with vegetable oil or melted butter
  • Butter slices on top of the fillets is a totally optional step, but it does add flavor. The butter melts as the fish cooks.
  • You can bake the fish with lemon slices or squeeze lemon juice on fillets before cooking
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 695kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 112g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 420mg | Sodium: 872mg | Potassium: 1483mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 2mg
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