Up until very recently one of the things that made me the most nervous in the kitchen was fish. I was terrified of messing it up. It felt so fragile and finicky. I was terrified that I would undercook it and I was terrified that I would overcook it. And, if I am being completely honest, there are certain fish that still scare me a little. But as I have experimented and tried different things out I have learned a couple of things:
- Simple seasoning works well! Complicated marinades can be great but are not necessary. If you’ve got salt, pepper, and some lemon. You’re good to go.
- The broiler or a hot oven is your friend. Quick, high heat cooking works really well for fish because it doesn’t dry it out.
The recipe I am sharing with you today is a great example of both of those rules. Just a little seasoning and a super quick, hot heat and dinner is ready! This recipe is so easy and so quick that it is perfect for those evenings when you get home late and aren’t sure what to do for dinner. Other than having the ingredients on hand, it requires no pre-planning, since you can cook the fish from frozen, yes frozen! And anyone can make it! Really!
I love this recipe because it is so simple and so versatile. It can be used in fish tacos, in salads, or as the main course. You can top it with salsas, pestos, or leave it plain. It really can be whatever you and your family want it to be.
In addition, I have found this to be a successful fish dish for those who are just trying fish for the first time or are not the biggest fans of fish because it does not have a strong fish flavor and can be topped with lots of things to make it more appealing.
So try it out (recipe below). I think you’ll really enjoy it and I’d love to hear what toppings you enjoy the most!
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- 6 frozen flounder fillets
- ¼ cup grated parmesan
- salt and pepper
- Optional toppings: pesto, salsa, chopped vegetables, olive tapenade, really the possibilities are endless.
- Set your oven rack 4-6 inches from the top of the oven. Turn your broiler on high. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Lay frozen fillets on the baking sheet and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Sprinkle the tops with parmesan cheese. Put in oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheese starts to bubble and get brown in spots. Remove from oven and serve.