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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

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Deliciously seared Flounder with a chunky warm and spicy “salsa”. It only uses 5 main ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes to throw together from scratch.

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!

Ingredients to Make Spicy Creole Flounder:

  • flounder 
  • roma tomatoes
  • onion 
  • green pepper
  • green chili
  • Creole seasoning
  • butter
  • fresh lime juice
  • fresh cilantro 

How to Make Spicy Creole Flounder:

  1. Sauté the onions in a bit of butter over a medium until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. 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).
  3. While the vegetables cook, season the flounder with the rest of the creole seasoning.
  4. 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,.
  5. Cook the fish in the sauce until fully cooked, another minute or two.
  6. Before serving, squeeze fresh lemon juice over the fish and add some fresh cilantro on top.
Spicy Creole Flounder

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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.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Serving Size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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
 

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