Broiled Caesar and Parmesan Flounder

Ready for a quick, delicious meal?  This one is pretty fast, so pay attention, or you might miss it.  In less than 15 minutes, you can have this dinner ready to go and on the table.  We enjoyed it on a busy weeknight, but it would be a great meal to entertain with, so you could spend less time in the kitchen and more time with the people you’re entertaining!

First, take 8 skinless flounder fillets and season them with salt and pepper on both sides.  Roll them up, starting at the smaller end, and place them on a broiler pan.

Flounder is a very mild white fish, so I’m guessing that you could substitute Tilapia if you have a hard time finding the flounder.

Pop the fish in the oven, a few inches from the broiler, and broil for a few minutes until the top of the fish starts to brown.

While the fish is in the oven, mix together a little mayonnaise, grated Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, Worcestershire, and garlic.

Once the fish has started to brown, remove it from the oven and spread equal amounts of the Parmesan mixture on top of each fillet.  Then, back into the oven it goes for just a couple of minutes, until the top is golden brown and bubbly.

That’s it!  Easy peasy.

I served this with steamed broccoli and those tasty Garlic and Herb Tomatoes from a while back.  Dinner couldn’t have been much easier!  The fact that it tasted so good was an added bonus!

BROILED CAESAR AND PARMESAN FLOUNDER

Adapted from The Best of Fine Cooking: Quick and Delicious

Broiled Caesar and Parmesan Flounder
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 8 skinless flounder fillets, 4-5 oz. each
  • salt and pepper
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1½ Tbsp. lemon zest (from one lemon)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped flat leaf parsley, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Move the top rack in your oven to the position about 4 inches from the broiler. Heat the broiler on high.
  2. Lightly season both sides of each fish fillet with salt and pepper. Set a fillet in front of you, skinned side up. Beginning with the smaller end, roll it up. Repeat with the remaining fillets and place them, seam side down, on a broiler pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
  3. Broil until the tops of the fish fillets just begin to brown, about 7-8 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, Parmesan, lemon zest and juice, Worcestershire, and garlic.
  5. Once the tops of the flounder rolls are lightly browned, remove them from the oven. Spread equal amounts of the Parmesan mixture over the tops of the rolls.
  6. Return them to the broiler and cook until the topping starts to bubble and is golden brown, about 1½ - 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and transfer the rolls to your dinner plates. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley.
  8. ENJOY!

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