Spicy Creole Flounder

A simple and healthy fish recipe with a Creole kick and a delicious topping cooked all in one pan. 8 Simple Ingredients. 30 Minutes. Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto. Paleo. Whole 30.
Spicy Creole Flounder

Spicy Creole Flounder

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!

Spicy Creole Flounder

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.

Spicy Creole Flounder

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.

Spicy Creole Flounder

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!

Spicy Creole Flounder

Spicy Creole Flounder

A simple and healthy fish recipe with a Creole kick and a delicious topping cooked all in one pan. 8 Simple Ingredients. 30 Minutes. Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto. Paleo. Whole 30.
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cajun, Caribbean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 186kcal


  • 1.5 lb flounder (700g)
  • 4 roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 1 green pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 1 green chili (finely diced)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tsp Creole seasoning
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (roughly chopped)
  • to taste salt and pepper


  • Sauté the onions in a bit of butter over a medium until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, green pepper, green chili, water, 2 tsp of Creole seasoning and cover. Cook for approximately 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Cook longer if you want it more like a relish and less like a sauce).
  • While the vegetables cook, season the flounder with the rest of the creole seasoning.
  • Heat up a second pan to a high heat and melt a knob of butter in it. Sear the flounder for approximately 1-2 minutes and then carefully transfer to the finished sauce, seared side up,.
  • Cook the fish in the sauce until fully cooked, another minute or two.
  • Before serving, squeeze fresh lemon juice over the fish and add some fresh cilantro on top.
Here's How To Become A Better Home CookLearn to "SALT TO TASTE" and more. Read NOW!
Tips and Tricks:
1. The fish is cooked when it’s no longer translucent and flakes easily.
2. We like to serve this dish with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice and Avocado Tomato Cucumber Salad


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 576mg | Potassium: 580mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1739IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Mention @LivingChirpy or tag #livingchirpy!

Spicy Creole Flounder – Pin It!

Spicy Creole Flounder

1 thought on “Spicy Creole Flounder”

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hold on! Go check Your Email.

Before you can receive updates and the exclusive content you’ve requested, you need to go confirm your email address.

(Confirming your email address is easy!)

  • Step 1 – Find the email I just sent you.
  • Step 2 – Click the confirmation link in the email.
  • Step 3 – Check your inbox for a welcome email from me, it will have details on how to access the free goodies.
  • Step 4 – To make sure you don’t miss any emails, be sure to whitelist my email address (shay@livingchirpy.com).

If you use Gmail, you could also drag the email into your primary tab.

Need help?

Just drop an email to shay@livingchirpy.com 🙂

Talk soon,