North Carolina Sea Grant
Mariner's Menu

Mariner's Menu

August 18, 2022 | Vanda Lewis

another fresh seafood idea

Combine milk, lemon juice, zest, garlic, salt and pepper in baking pan. Add fillets, flesh sides down, and refrigerate for 40 minutes, depending upon the thickness of the fish. Remove from marinade. Dredge in flour, shaking off excess. Gently press basil on flesh sides of fish.

Heat oil to 375° F degrees in a large skillet. Add butter and melt. Sauté fillets, flesh sides down, until golden brown, about 5 to 6 minutes (be careful not to burn basil). Turn and repeat.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor  MM2

Flounder and other flatfishes have eyes on either side of their head and swim upright as larvae.  As they develop, one eye migrates to the opposite side of the head and they become benthic (bottom-dwelling).

Erika Young, Coastal and Marine Education Specialist






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