As most people do, I usually scroll through Pinterest to find inspiration for meals and new recipes. What I like to do is to look at the picture and then make up my own recipe with whatever ingredients I have at hand to match it. This particular idea came from a pin I scrolled by from Skinny Taste. It was called Cajun Flounder with Tomatoes.
Well, I knew we had fresh flounder that needed to be used, as well as a few tomatoes and other veggies, and Cody had a bottle of Creole seasoning somewhere in the back of the spice rack. All that was needed was the fun part of making up my own concoction!
Now that the temperatures have cooled down, all I’m craving is warm and spicy comfort food, especially since it’s not only been chilly, but also rainy and gloomy – and this recipe is perfect for this kind of weather. Deliciously seared Flounder with a chunky warm and spicy “salsa”. Yummm.
It only uses 5 main ingredients AND takes less than 30 minutes to throw together from scratch. That’s MY kind of food, as I mention in pretty much every post.
The salsa is made up of roma tomatoes, green pepper, onion and an optional green chili to heat things up even more. The flounder is seasoned with a generous amount of Creole seasoning, salt and pepper and then given a golden sear in butter, before being buried in that delicious warm salsa.
We served our Spicy Creole Flounder with a sprinkle of cilantro, a splash of lime juice and some steamed mixed veggies on the side. If you’re fine with rice and don’t avoid carbs like we do, it’ll go great with that too. If it’s not as cold where you live as where I do, serve it with a fresh garden salad to cool things down a little bit. It’s all up to you!