Flounder Fillets with Lemon-Butter Sauce


  • 4 flounder fillets
  • salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • flour
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Lightly salt and pepper fillets. Dredge in flour.

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add butter and heat. Sauté fish, flesh sides down, until done, about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn over and repeat. Serve with lemon-butter sauce.

While fish is cooking, prepare lemon-butter sauce.

Lemon-Butter Sauce

  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped

In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in lemon juice, zest and pepper. Add fresh tarragon, mix well. Keep warm until ready to use, but do not continue to cook. Serve over fillets.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor MM2