We’re about half-way through Lent. In years past no meat on Fridays meant it was pizza night. Doesn’t exactly feel like sacrificing because I love pizza. But I’m trying to stay focused and eat healthy this year so I have been making my own meatless meals.
I was sent to Save-a-Lot to pick up some ingredients in honor of Meatless March. Last Sunday I brought the whole family to do the shopping. The store offers a little but of everything, from produce to ice cream and everything in between. If you’ve never been it is basically a mini supermarket but the prices are much less.
My goal during this shopping trip was to find some quality seafood. I avoid farmed seafood so when I saw these Port Side® wild caught flounder filets, I grabbed them right away. Flounder is one of my favorite fish for its delicate flaky texture. It is a versatile fish too that can be prepared in many different ways.
The kids were going a bit wild and wanted to buy just about everything in the store. Then they took a few moments to practice their dance moves. I was thankful that it wasn’t very crowded at the time.
This recipe is super easy to make using just a few staples. I found that broiling the fish toward the end of the cooking time gave me that crunch texture I was going for without having to fry the fish. I love when I manage to create something tasty and healthy.
- 4 flounder filets
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
- ¼ tsp dried thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Mix the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese in a large bowl.
- Dip both sides of each filet in the mixture
- Set breaded filets in a greased shallow baking pan.
- Top each fillet with a pat of butter if desired.
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then broil for a few more minutes to brown the crust.
What do you do with the lemon?
I squeeze it on before enjoying. You can also lay slices on top of the filets and bake if you like.
Do you thaw the filets first? I bought flounder in sales as well!!
I always do. I love flounder in the summer!
Linda H says
The fish was good. It was easy to make, without too many ingredients. I never make adjustments on the first time trying a recipe. I am ready to have this dish again.
I’m glad you liked it, Linda!
bryan van dussen says
I just returned from the grocery store (Hannafords, Portland ME) with 1.5 lbs of flounder. A quick Google and badda bing…I hit your site. My wife and I plan to fix with Asparagus and roasted red potatoes.
thanks for the site and introduction to Yummly.
PS–Can’t rate the recipe yet, but sure its good.
Jennifer at Making Our Life Matter says
I am definitely trying this soon. I want to add more fish to our menu plans, and I know everyone would eat this!
April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition says
This sounds really yummy and easy! I love that a healthy dish can be so easy to make.
That’s some good looking Flounder right there. I like that you breaded it with a parmesan crust.