Citrus Flounder Recipe

SpotX Wild Foods Recipe from Gillian Maire
Prep:5 minutes Cook:14 minutes Difficulty:1
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • 4 flounder or sole fillets.
  • Juice and zest of 1 orange.
  • Juice of 1 lemon.
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives.
  • ½ teaspoon salt.
  • A pinch of white pepper.
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat.
  • Place fish in the pan and sprinkle with orange and lemon juices.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes, until fish flakes easily when tested with fork.
  • Sprinkle with orange zest, chives, salt and pepper.

Flounder The name ‘flatfish’ covers a number of species in general terms, including yellow-bellied flounder, dabs and soles. Call them what you like; they are all good eating fish, with the yellow-bellied flounder being the culinary pick of the bunch.
These species can be found all over New Zealand in a variety of environments on the open mud and sandy bottoms; way out wide to the surf line inshore, as well as the sandbanks and mudflats of our harbours. They are trawled, netted and speared, the last done mostly on still nights in the shallows.