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Baked Flounder & Asian Lemon Garlic Pasta August 14, 2010

Posted by Deniz Olcay in Asian Dishes, Healthy Eats, Italian Dishes.
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I’ve been out of commission for a while with the blog due to my new job, but I’m hoping to make it up to my audience with this brand new recipe! If you ever go out fishing this summer, and get to take your catch home, this recipe will certainly honor your catch with deliciousness. Enjoy!

You will need for marinating the fish:

1 Tablespoon of Cajun Fish seasoning
2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon of Chopped Parsley
2 Tablespoons of Honey
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

You will need for pasta sauce:

1 Tablespoon Chopped Parsley
1 Teaspoon Grated Lemon Zest
1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Cajun Fish Seasoning
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Red Pepper Flakes
1 Teaspoon chopped garlic
2 Tablespoons of Vermouth (or White Wine)
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese
Fresh Ground Pepper
(optional: 1/2 Teaspoon Thai Chilli Garlic Paste)

Fresh Flounder From The Sea!

1. First, we must gut and skin the flounder. (Graphic images were removed to keep my blog attractive looking 🙂

Chop the head and remove the guts

2. Chop the head off with a sharp and sturdy knife. The guts should also come out if you twist out the head. Rinse the chopping board and the fish with cold water.

To skin the fish, cut an incision around the edges of the fish

3. Cut a slight incision around the edges of the fish, just enough to cut through the skin.

Slowly peel back the skin and cut with your knife to release the skin from the flesh

Peel back the skin by cutting the ligaments that hold the skin to the flesh

4. Use your knife to slowly peel back the skin from the flesh. This takes practice and patience, don’t give up!

Marinate the fish fillets in the sauce prepared

5. Combine 1 Tablespoon of Cajun Fish seasoning, 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice, 1 Tablespoon of Chopped Parsley, 2 Tablespoons of Honey, 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce, 1/4 Cup Olive Oil and 1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes in a baking pan and place the fish fillets inside. Preheat the oven to 400F and cook for 10-15 minutes.

Prepare the pasta sauce while you cook the pasta

6. Boil some water in a pot, add some olive oil and cook the spaghetti.  While pasta is cooking, combine 1 Tablespoon Chopped Parsley, 1 Teaspoon Grated Lemon Zest, 1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice, 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce, 1 Tablespoon Cajun Fish Seasoning, 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Red Pepper Flakes, 1 Teaspoon chopped garlic, 2 Tablespoons of Vermouth (or White Wine) and 1/4 Cup Olive Oil in a small container.

Enjoy the catch of the day!

7. When pasta and fish are both cooked, place the pasta on a dish and toss with the pasta sauce. Then, place the fish next to it for presentation. Liberally apply fresh ground pepper and some Parmesan cheese!

A different angle


1. Gokce Olcay - August 15, 2010

Yumm looks delicious

2. Eastern Babe - March 30, 2011

Fantastic recipe! I just made the marinade & tasted it prior to adding the flounder – delicious & easy!

Deniz Olcay - April 1, 2011

So happy to hear you liked my recipe! Thank You!

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