How to Cook Frozen Flounder Fish

Fkounder is usually associated with the 1980s Disney movie character in "The Little Mermaid." However, the fish is also a tasty main for any dish. The large, flat fish is found in both the Northern Pacific and Atlantic oceans. A main fish for centuries, the flounder is often preserved through freezing for future use. With a few simple techniques before cooking, flounder that has been frozen can be enjoyed year round.

Things You'll Need

  • Frozen flounder fillet

  • Large baking dish

  • Paper towel

  • 2 tbsp. butter

  • 1/2 cup fish stock

  • 1/2 cup white wine

  • 1 tsp. tarragon

  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice

  • Pinch salt

  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper

  • Fork

Step 1

Place the frozen flounder in the large baking dish. Insert the dish in to the refrigerator and allow it to thaw, slowly, for 24 hours.

Step 2

Rinse the fillet under running water. Pat it dry, gently so as not to ruin the flesh, with paper towel.

Step 3

Grease the baking dish with butter. Place the fish in the middle of the dish.

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour the fish stock and white wine over the fish.

Step 5

Sprinkle the tarragon, salt and black pepper evenly over the fish and pour the lemon juice around it. Insert the baking dish in to the oven.

Step 6

Cook the fish for about eight minutes, or until the meat turns opaque, yet still remains moist and flakes when a fork is inserted in to the deepest part.

Step 7

Remove the fish and serve it immediately, with the sauce drizzled over top.

Tip

Thawed flounder can be cooked in a variety of ways with many different seasonings.

Warning

Do not thaw flounder too fast, as this can break down the flesh and cause it to become mushy.

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