Dull brown in color with reddish brown blotches, Flounder is considered to be the most popular of flatfish. It is easily enjoyed by those who like a fish with lean, firm, white meat and a clean, subtle flavor. You’ll find it similar to Fluke, Sole or Dab.
A flounder plays a prominent role in the German folk tale "The Fisherman and His Wife."
Firmly textured Flounder is versatile in the kitchen. Prepare it whole by broiling, baking or steaming it. Or fillet it and sauté or pan-fry it. Milder seasonings and sauces work best. Remember, overcooking may dry it out.
Low in fat, Flounder is also a very good source of protein, Niacin, B Vitamins, Phosphorus, Calcium and Selenium.