North Carolina Sea Grant

November 10, 2022 | Vanda Lewis

another fresh seafood idea

Prepare Herb Butter and set aside. Combine ingredients for poaching liquid in a fish poacher or large, shallow pan. Bring to a boil. Partially cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

Gently place fish in liquid, submerging it entirely. Cook, uncovered, until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, about 10 minutes. Gently remove to serving platter. Serve with Herb Butter.

Herb Butter

In a small bowl, cream together butter, chives, parsley, tarragon, salt and pepper. Allow to stand at least 1 hour to develop flavors. Spread over warm fish.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor  From: Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas 


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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