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12 Irresistible Grilled Flounder Recipes You Have to Try

Summer is here and that means it’s time to fire up the grill!

If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy way to enjoy the warm weather, then why not give grilled flounder a try?

Grilled flounder is a light and flavorful seafood dish that’s sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

To help you get started, I’ve rounded up 12 irresistible grilled flounder recipes that you have to try.

Grilled Flounder

From classic grilled flounder to zesty marinades and more, these recipes are sure to make your summer cookouts a hit!

So what are you waiting for?

Get your grill ready and let’s get cooking!

Basic Grilled Flounder

BASIC GRILLED FLOUNDER

If you’re looking for a delicious, simple dish that packs a flavorful punch, look no further than this classic grilled flounder.

The flaky fish is perfectly complemented by soul food seasoning, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 lbs flounder fillets
  • 2 tablespoons soul food seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the soul food seasoning, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, and salt and pepper.
  3. Place the flounder fillets in the bowl and turn to coat.
  4. Place the flounder fillets on the preheated grill and cook for 5-7 minutes per side, or until the fillets are cooked through and flaky.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy!

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • It’s incredibly easy to make, coming together in just 15 minutes.
  • The balance of flavors is spot-on, with the soul food seasoning, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • The flaky pieces of fish are just cooked through, providing a tender, juicy bite.

Creative Twists:

  • You can use any type of white fish for this recipe, such as tilapia or cod.
  • Substitute the soul food seasoning for any other type of seasoning, such as Cajun, Creole, or Italian.
  • Add garlic to the marinade to give the flounder an extra kick of flavor.

Grilled Flounder with Fresh Herbs & Citrus

Grilled Flounder with Fresh Herbs & Citrus

This Grilled Flounder with Fresh Herbs & Citrus dish is a flavorful combination of sweet and savory.

The crispness of the citrus fruit, the depth of the herbs, and the natural sweetness of the fish all come together in a wonderful symphony of flavor.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 4 flounder filets, skin on
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh herbs (such as parsley, oregano, or thyme)
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 1/2 orange, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Drizzle the olive oil over both sides of the flounder filets.
  3. Sprinkle the herbs, salt, and pepper on both sides of the filets.
  4. Place the filets on the preheated grill and cook for 5-7 minutes per side.
  5. Place the slices of lemon and orange on the filets while they are cooking.
  6. When the fish is cooked through, remove from the grill and enjoy!

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The combination of fresh herbs and citrus fruit creates a wonderfully complex flavor.
  • The flounder filets stay tender and moist, even after grilling.
  • The dish is easy to make and requires minimal ingredients.

Creative Twists:

  • Add other citrus fruits such as limes, grapefruits, or tangerines.
  • Experiment with different types of fresh herbs such as basil, thyme, or tarragon.
  • Make a citrus vinaigrette to drizzle over the fish for a tangy finish.

Pan-Grilled Flounder With Cajun Spices

Pan-Grilled Flounder With Cajun Spices

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy way to enjoy seafood, look no further than this pan-grilled flounder with Cajun spices.

This dish is packed with flavor, texture, and a bit of a kick!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 4 flounder fillets
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Cajun spice blend
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh parsley

Instructions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil.
  2. Season the flounder fillets with the Cajun spice blend, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place the flounder fillets in the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the fish is golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Flip the fillets and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  5. Serve the pan-grilled flounder with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Optional: Squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the cooked fish for an extra zing. Top off the dish with some freshly chopped parsley for a beautiful presentation.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • It’s super simple, so you don’t need to be a master chef to make it.
  • It’s packed with flavor and is a great way to add a bit of zest to your meal.
  • The Cajun spice blend really gives the fish a nice kick that you won’t forget.

Creative Twists:

  • Add some freshly squeezed lemon juice to the fish before cooking for a bit of extra zing!
  • You can also switch up the Cajun spice blend and use your own favorite blend of herbs and spices.
  • Top off your dish with some fresh parsley for a bright pop of color and flavor.

Grilled Flounder Tacos with Peach Jalapeno Salsa

Grilled Flounder Tacos with Peach Jalapeno Salsa

Let’s get grilling! This recipe for Grilled Flounder Tacos with Peach Jalapeno Salsa is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

This tasty taco recipe has a mix of flavors and textures that make it a crowd-pleaser.

The flounder is seasoned with a taco-style seasoning and grilled to perfection, combined with the zesty deli slaw, sweet and spicy mango salsa, and creamy avocado dressing, these tacos are sure to please.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb of flounder fillets
  • 2 tablespoons of taco-style seasoning
  • 1/2 cup of deli slaw
  • 1/2 cup of mango salsa
  • 1/3 cup of avocado dressing
  • Taco shells or tortillas
  • Peach jalapeno salsa (optional)
  • Feta cheese (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Pat the flounder fillets dry and season with the taco-style seasoning.
  3. Place the flounder on the preheated grill and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the fish is cooked through.
  4. Assemble the tacos by adding the grilled fish to the taco shells or tortillas and topping with the deli slaw, mango salsa, and avocado dressing.
  5. For an extra kick of flavor, top the tacos with peach jalapeno salsa and crumbled feta cheese (optional).
  6. Serve tacos immediately.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The flounder is easy to prepare and adds a great flavor to the tacos.
  • The combination of the sweet and spicy mango salsa and the creamy avocado dressing adds a great balance of flavors.
  • The taco-style seasoning adds a nice kick of flavor to the dish.

Creative Twists:

  • For a smoky flavor, try adding a bit of chipotle powder to the taco-style seasoning.
  • Substitute the mango salsa with peach jalapeno salsa for a sweet and spicy flavor.
  • Top the tacos with some crumbled feta cheese for an extra salty and creamy flavor.

Grilled Flounder With Burnt Sage Butter & Pea Risotto

Grilled Flounder With Burnt Sage Butter & Pea Risotto

This delicious meal combines the succulent flavor of flounder with the creamy and flavorful risotto and the fragrant buttery sage leaves.

With a perfect balance of flavors and textures, it’s sure to be a hit with all your friends and family.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Flounder Fillets, or other types of fish
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 Sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 3 cups chicken stock, divided
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Brush each fillet with the melted butter, season with salt and pepper, and place on the grill. Grill for 4-5 minutes per side, until the fish is cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter and sage leaves, and cook until the butter has melted and the sage leaves are fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the white wine and stir, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the Arborio rice and stir to combine.
  5. Slowly add 1 cup of the chicken stock, stirring constantly until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
  6. Continue adding the remaining chicken stock, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until all of the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is creamy and tender, about 20 minutes.
  7. Add the frozen peas and parmesan cheese, stirring to combine.
  8. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  9. Serve the grilled flounder with the pea risotto.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The simplicity of the flounder – it doesn’t require a lot of effort or fuss to get it cooked just right.
  • The blend of flavors and textures in the risotto – creamy, savory, and slightly sweet.
  • The sage butter adds a fragrant note and a subtle nutty flavor to the dish.

Creative Twists:

  • Substitute the flounder for another type of fish, like salmon, for an equally delicious result.
  • Swap in a different type of grain for the risotto, such as quinoa or farro.
  • Add a pinch of crushed red pepper for a nice kick of heat.

Mango Mojo Grilled Flounder

Mango Mojo Grilled Flounder

When life gives you limes, make mango mojo grilled flounder!

This zesty and flavorful dish brings together a unique combination of sweet and savory flavors.

The mango marinade and sauce pairs perfectly with the flounder, while the citrus juices and olive oil provide a nice acidic balance.

The cumin and oregano add a slight kick of heat and the garlic adds a nice savory flavor.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 lbs of flounder
  • 1 cup diced mango
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the diced mango, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine.
  2. Place the flounder in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over the top. Cover and let marinate for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Once the grill is hot, place the flounder on the grates and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Serve the grilled flounder with extra mango sauce and enjoy!

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The sweet and savory combination of flavors is delicious and unique
  • It’s incredibly simple to make and requires minimal ingredients
  • The marinade and sauce can also be used on chicken and pork

Creative Twists:

  • For an extra kick of flavor, add some diced jalapenos to the marinade
  • Substitute the flounder for your favorite type of fish or try it with shrimp
  • Top the fish with some diced avocado for a creamy and delicious addition

Grilled Flounder with Vegetables

Grilled Flounder with Vegetables

Who said fish can’t be fun?

This dish is a great way to enjoy a delicious and healthy meal.

The mix of yellow beans, broccoli, leeks, and plaice is brimming with flavor and texture.

The olive oil adds a delightful aroma and moisture to the dish, while the fresh lime and white pepper bring a delightful zing.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 4 fillets of flounder
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup of yellow beans
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • 1 cup of sliced leeks

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flounder fillets with the olive oil, white pepper, and lime juice. Mix until everything is evenly coated.
  3. Place the fish on the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes. Flip the fish and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the yellow beans, broccoli, and leeks. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place the vegetables on the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes. Flip the vegetables and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes.
  6. Serve the grilled flounder and vegetables together.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • It’s a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals
  • The mix of vegetables and fish makes it a well-balanced meal
  • The olive oil adds an extra layer of flavor and moisture

Creative Twists:

  • Add some fresh herbs for extra flavor
  • Try adding some garlic to the mix for a nice aroma
  • Substitute the plaice with another type of fish for a different flavor

Grilled Flounder Spaghetti Squash w/ Tomato-Carrot Sauce

Grilled Flounder Spaghetti Squash w/ Tomato-Carrot Sauce

This one time, I decided to make a dinner that was both healthy and delicious… and the result was this recipe!

This combination of flavors and textures is truly something special.

The crunch of the breaded flounder pairs beautifully with the tender spaghetti squash, and the tomato-carrot sauce adds sweetness and freshness that takes this dish to the next level.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 flounder fillets
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (such as basil or oregano)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Dip each flounder fillet in the bread crumb mixture, making sure to coat them evenly.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the flounder fillets and cook for 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
  5. Transfer the flounder to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through.
  6. Meanwhile, cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds. Place the halves cut-side down on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until tender.
  7. When the spaghetti squash is done, use a fork to scrape the strands of squash into a large bowl.
  8. In a small saucepan, combine the tomato sauce, grated carrot, and herbs. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  9. To assemble the dish, divide the spaghetti squash strands between two plates. Top with the flounder fillets and the tomato-carrot sauce. Serve immediately.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The flounder is light and crisp, making it the perfect complement to the spaghetti squash.
  • The combination of tomato sauce, carrots, and herbs create a rich and complex flavor.
  • It’s gluten-free, so it’s perfect for those with dietary restrictions.

Creative Twists:

  • Substitute the spaghetti squash for gluten-free spaghetti for a heartier meal.
  • Add some shredded cheese on top for a cheesy twist.
  • Swap the flounder for grilled salmon for a more intense flavor.

Grilled Planked Flounder with Cilantro-Lime Butter

Grilled Planked Flounder with Cilantro-Lime Butter

Gone are the days of sacrificing flavor for a Lenten fish recipe—this Grilled Planked Flounder with Cilantro-Lime Butter proves it!

This recipe combines the bright and fragrant flavors of cilantro and lime with the mild and flaky texture of flounder, creating a delicious dish that will be enjoyed by everyone.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 (6-ounce) flounder fillets
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cedar planks (Read Also: Cedar Plank Salmon Wine Pairing)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the butter, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  3. Place the flounder fillets on the cedar planks and spread the cilantro-lime butter mixture evenly over the top.
  4. Place the planks on the grill and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through.
  5. Serve the planked flounder with your favorite side dish.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The combination of flavors and textures: The cilantro-lime butter not only adds a bright and flavorful note to the fish, but it also creates a rich and creamy sauce that pairs perfectly with the mild and flaky flounder.
  • The simplicity: This dish is incredibly simple to make and requires minimal ingredients, most of which you likely already have on hand.
  • The versatility: This recipe can easily be adapted to different types of fish and can be cooked on a grill, in a skillet, or even in the oven.

Creative Twists:

  • Add a bit of heat: If you like a bit of heat, feel free to add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the butter for a spicier version.
  • Change up the fish: You can use any type of mild-flavored fish for this recipe, such as cod, haddock, or tilapia.
  • Experiment with the planks: Instead of using cedar planks, you can also use apple wood, hickory wood, or even a combination of both for a smokier flavor.

Grilled Flounder with Sweet Tomato and Chili Chutney, Rosemary, and Sage

Grilled Flounder with Sweet Tomato and Chili Chutney, Rosemary and Sage

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a good piece of grilled fish, and this Grilled Flounder with Sweet Tomato and Chili Chutney, Rosemary and Sage is the perfect way to mix things up!

This recipe is a delectable combination of sweet and savory flavors, with a hint of spice.

The flaky texture of the fish pairs beautifully with the richness of the chutney and the aromatic herbs.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb. flounder fillet
  • 1/2 cup sweet tomato and chili chutney
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil, for brushing

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the chutney, rosemary, and sage.
  3. Generously season both sides of the flounder fillet with salt and pepper.
  4. Brush the fish with olive oil and then spread the chutney mixture evenly over the top.
  5. Place the fish onto the preheated grill and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  6. Serve with your favorite side dish and enjoy!

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The combination of flavors – the sweet tomato and chili chutney, the fragrant rosemary, and the earthy sage.
  • The ease of preparation – it only takes 10 minutes to make this dish!
  • The versatility – you can use this same recipe to make a variety of fish dishes, such as grilled salmon or halibut.

Creative Twists:

  • For a touch of sweetness, try adding some pineapple chunks to the chutney before adding it to the fish.
  • For an extra kick, sprinkle some red pepper flakes onto the fish before grilling.
  • For a more complex flavor, add some freshly squeezed lemon juice to the chutney.

Southwestern Style Grilled Flounder

Southwestern Style Grilled Flounder

If you’re looking for a delicious southwestern twist, this grilled flounder recipe is a great option.

The combination of the subtle flavor of the flounder, the spice of chili powder, the smokiness of the paprika, and the zing of the lemon pepper creates a flavor profile that is sure to please.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb flounder filet
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Rinse the flounder filet and pat dry.
  3. Place the filet on a plate and rub with olive oil.
  4. Mix together the chili powder, paprika, lemon pepper, and salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  5. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the filet, making sure to cover both sides.
  6. Place the filet on the preheated grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the fish is cooked through.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • It’s a great way to get a meal on the table quickly without sacrificing flavor.
  • The combination of spices gives it a unique southwestern flavor that is sure to please everyone.
  • It’s a healthy option that doesn’t require a lot of time or effort.

Creative Twists:

  • Add a few tablespoons of your favorite salsa to the filet before grilling for a spicy kick.
  • Substitute the chili powder for a chipotle chili powder to add a smoky flavor.
  • Top with cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice for an extra zesty flavor.

Grilled Flounder with Butter Sauce

Grilled Flounder with Butter Sauce

Do you want to wow your taste buds with some delicious seafood?

Then you should definitely try this delicious grilled flounder with butter sauce recipe!

This recipe is a great combination of flavors and textures.

The flaky fish is cooked to perfection and served with a buttery garlic sauce, olives, and pistachios.

It’s a simple yet delicious dish that will leave you wanting more.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 fillets of flounder
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped olives
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped pistachios
  • 1 lemon slice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, olives, and pistachios.
  3. Place the flounder fillets on the preheated grill. Cook for about 7 minutes per side, or until the fish is flaky and cooked through.
  4. Remove the flounder from the grill and place on a plate.
  5. Top with the butter sauce mixture and a lemon slice.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The buttery garlic sauce gives the flounder a delicious flavor.
  • The olives and pistachios provide a nice crunchy texture to the dish.
  • The lemon slice provides a nice zesty flavor to the dish.

Creative Twists:

  • Try adding some capers for extra flavor and crunch.
  • Substitute the olives with capers for a different flavor.
  • Add some fresh herbs such as basil or oregano for a more complex flavor.

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This post provides a collection of twelve delicious recipes that feature grilled flounder as the star ingredient. From simple marinades to complex sauces, these recipes offer a variety of flavors and techniques to give your flounder a unique and tasty twist. With step-by-step instructions, these recipes are sure to become staples in your kitchen. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, these recipes will help you create a mouth-watering meal with ease.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 480 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Basic Grilled Flounder
  • Grilled Flounder with Fresh Herbs & Citrus
  • Pan-Grilled Flounder With Cajun Spices
  • Grilled Flounder Tacos with Peach Jalapeno Salsa
  • Grilled Flounder With Burnt Sage Butter & Pea Risotto
  • Mango Mojo Grilled Flounder
  • Grilled Flounder with Vegetables
  • Grilled Flounder Spaghetti Squash w/ Tomato-Carrot Sauce
  • Grilled Planked Flounder with Cilantro-Lime Butter
  • Grilled Flounder with Sweet Tomato and Chili Chutney, Rosemary and Sage
  • Southwestern Style Grilled Flounder
  • Grilled Flounder with Butter Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Pick your favorite recipe from this collection to serve for dinner tonight.
  • Prepare all of the ingredients required.
  • Cook your meal in 30 minutes or less!
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