OTT: Baked Flounder

Uh oh, here we go again! Ben is back with his guest post column entitled One Tablespoon Testosterone, or OTT for short. Enjoy!

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I love fish.  Not as pets, but cooked up and served on a plate.  While some may not because it tastes and smells “fishy”, I do and I won’t apologize for it.  I have had some fantastic complicated fish dishes; but when I really get a craving, I often want something simple.  And that takes me back to my childhood and the delicious, yet simple, baked fish my mom would make.

While there were several seasoning variations she used, one of my favorites that I’ve adapted uses just three ingredients besides the flounder: butter, dill, and lime juice.  I can’t honestly say how close this is to what my mom made, but it does remind me of it.  And if she cares to correct the error of my ways, then she can.  But you know what, Mom?  I’m an adult, and I can make my fish the way I please…so there.

OTT: Baked Flounder
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  • 4 fresh (or frozen) flounder fillets
  • 2 T butter
  • 1/4 t dill weed
  • 1 T lime juice

Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees.  Get out a large baking dish (maybe two if your fish is large) and grease it.  Leave it be for the moment and melt the butter in a small dish.  Add the lime juice and the dill weed, then stir it together.  Rub the mixture on both sides of each fish fillet and place in the baking dish.  Bake for about 10 minutes or until the fish flakes with a fork.  And voila, simple yet flavorful fish.

Time: 25 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings.

Reader Question: What was your favorite dinner that your mom made growing up?

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12 thoughts on “OTT: Baked Flounder

  1. Sue

    Ben, this recipe was given to me by your grandmother after she gave up deep frying fish because of health issues in the family. I still think it is one of the best and easiest ways to cook fish. Nowadays, I love the taste of lemon pepper and use that instead of the dill.

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  2. Veronica

    ahahahaha, love it! Ben you crack me up as much as your wife. Thanks for the OTT post, always enjoy when you contribute. :) The fish sounds fantastic and I love simple, especially in summer. And Sarah, I gather from Ben’s remark to his mother that she reads your blog. That is so wonderful! Neither my parents or my in-laws even have computers. lol!

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    1. Sarah Post author

      haha ben’s probably funnier than i am. :) yes, i think all of our parents read my blog (well, maybe not my dad… i think my mom just shows it to him sometimes. he’s not the most technology friendly- though he does have an iphone for work.)

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