Starry Flounder Piccata

March 15, 2016


Easy starry flounder piccata recipe

Flounder is a truly delectable seafood, great with many sides and flavor profiles, and on the list of excellent healthy proteins. With a mild flavor and tempting texture, it's hard to go wrong with starry flounder. Read on to learn how to cook starry flounder piccata, and become a star in your kitchen with this light dinner.


Flounder Piccata

This recipe serves 4 people, but can easily be doubled or tripled for larger crowds.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes 

Nutrition information per serving:

225 calories, 7g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 30% calories from fat, 60mg cholesterol, 29g protein, 10g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 471mg sodium, 43mg calcium and 700mg omega-3 fatty acids.

  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup drained capers
  • 2 cups diagonally-sliced fresh or frozen carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced onion
  • 2 Tablespoons olive, canola, peanut or grapeseed oil, divided
  • 4 Alaska Starry Flounder fillets (4 to 6 oz. each), fresh, thawed or frozen
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh dill, to garnish


Flounder Piccata

  1. Combine chicken broth and lemon juice in a small saucepan; simmer on low to medium heat until reduced by half, approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in butter, cornstarch, and capers. Heat through, stirring frequently. Cover and keep warm.
  3. Sauté carrots and onions in a heavy nonstick skillet in 1 tablespoon oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and keep warm.
  4. Rinse any ice glaze from frozen starry flounder fillets under cold water; pat dry with paper towel. Brush both sides of fillets with remaining oil. Place fillets in the same pan the carrots and onions were in and cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat about 3 minutes, until browned. Shake pan occasionally to keep fish from sticking.
  5. Turn fillets over and season with salt and pepper. Cover pan tightly and reduce heat to medium. Cook an additional 2 to 5 minutes. Cook just until fish is opaque throughout.
  6. Serve each fillet with 1/2 cup vegetables and 2 to 3 tablespoons sauce. Garnish with fresh dill, if desired. Serve this meal with a light side salad, fresh pasta drizzled with olive oil, or dinner rolls.

Cook's tip: Also excellent with Alaska Cod or Alaska Pollock!

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