Italian Style Flounder Recipe -
Italian Style Flounder Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Italian Style Flounder

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"This is a very easy and delicious dish my mother used to make. I'm sure it can be used with other fish besides flounder. My mother also used to place American cheese on top before baking, which was very good. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Arrange flounder in a medium baking dish. Dot with butter, season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with lemon juice. Top with tomato, basil, and garlic powder.
  3. Cover, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 13, 2006

Trying to find simple and healthy recipes to cook. This was GREAT but I did add a few additions. Added a clove of fresh garlic chopped, a leaf of chopped fresh basil, and added a teaspoon of bread crumbs. I melted the butter and added the tomatoes, garlic, bread crumbs, lemon juice and spices to make a mixture. Then put the mixture on top of the flounder and baked as directed. Thanks for the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 03, 2010

I would give this a higher review, but I think according to the recipe, you are bound to over-cook your flounder. It probably only needs to be in the oven for about 20 mins, tops. The topping was great - I also used fresh basil, tomatoes and garlic, and topped with some fresh grated parmesan, but the fish itself was dry from being over cooked.

Feb 05, 2004

We love this recipe - it is sooo easy. However, instead of using fresh tomatoes - I just pour over the fish a 15 1/2 oz. can of diced tomatoes with garlic and onion (undrained). I also sprinkle on some garlic powder. Fast and easy to make. We love to serve it with broccoli.

Nov 01, 2006

We loved this, Susan. Instead of plain basil, I used an Italian dried herb mix as this was all I had on hand. I used extra tomato as others have suggested and also topped the fish with 2 tbsp of grated parmesan. The fish was so moist this way. I used a cheap fish from the supermarket and was amazed that the dish still tasted superb. This goes well with baked potatoes and the sauteed garlic asparagus recipe from this site.

Jan 24, 2004

This is a very simple but very flavorful recipe!! You can adjust spices to your particular liking. I used diced tomatoes from a can that were already seasoned with basil , oregano and garlic.

Sep 21, 2008

This was great!! I made two adjustments based off of what I had on hand, I used 2 cloves fresh garlic diced, and a added a can of diced tomatoes instead of fresh tomato. I really liked this! My husband and son thought it was ok, but I really enjoyed the flavor the seasonings gave to the tomatoes and the fish. I will definitely make this again! We served it with steamed green beans and linguine.

Apr 19, 2003

I was looking for an easy flounder recipe and I came across this...more than I bargained for! It was very simple and it was absolutely delicious. I received raves from my husband, too!

Feb 03, 2009

I use this same basic recipe with frozen tilapia and sole about once a week, only varying the cooking time depending on how delicate or thin the fish is. I also usually do it in a skillet instead of the oven, so the fish doesn't overcook. Diced vine-ripened tomatoes is much better than canned. And I always add wine, letting it cook down and poach the fish a little after it's cooked in the butter and garlic.


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  • Calories
  • 228 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 113 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 43.2 g
  • 86%
  • Sodium
  • 196 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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