Fancy And Simple Cooking-Shrimp Stuffed Flounder


I could have just broiled my flounder filets,
and been done with it,
but that wasn't exciting enough for me.

Shrimp Stuffed Flounder

Shrimp Stuffed Flounder

I need a quick and easy dinner, but also one that doesn't look like I'm lazy in the kitchen either.

Herb Roasted Potatoes

Herb Roasted Potatoes

I'll start by tossing some small Chef potatoes in olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme to roast at 375F until soft.

That's easy enough.

Flattening Flounder Filets

Flatten Flounder Filets to 1/4 inch with a flat mallet.

Flounder (or any other white fish) is very delicate.  Tap the filets gently so as not to tear them or make holes.

Be sure the side of the fish where the skin used to be is facing upward.  You'll see why in a minute.

Old Bay Seasoned Flounder

Season the flat filets with Dill and Old Bay

Season the flattened filets with Dill and Old Bay Seasoning.

Or, any combination of seasonings that YOU desire.

Flounder With Swiss Cheese

Flounder With Swiss Cheese

Place a slice of Swiss cheese on each seasoned flattened filet.

Of course, you can use ANY type of cheese you'd like.

Split Cooked Shrimp in Half

Split Steamed Shrimp in Half

Split cooked shrimp down the middle.

You can buy cooked shrimp, or steam your own and save the resulting liquid for a sauce.

Place Split Cooked Shrimp on Flounder

Place Split Cooked Shrimp on Flounder

Cover the slice of cheese with the split cooked shrimp.

You must use cooked shrimp because they will not cook inside the flounder when raw.

Fold Flounder Around The Shrimp

Fold Flounder Around The Shrimp

Fold the "head" and "tail" of the filet into the center.

Roll Stuffed Flounder Toward You

Roll Stuffed Flounder Toward You

Roll the stuffed flounder toward you, trying to keep a tight log.

THIS is why you don't want to tear holes in it while flattening the filet with a mallet.

Skewered Stuffed Flounder

Skewer The Rolls Together

To keep the rolls from flattening during roasting, skewer them together, leaving space in between, and season with salt and pepper

Roast at 375F or 190C - Don't use toothpicks or string, it's messy and potentially hazardous.

Final Cooking Temperature For Fish

Cook To A Final Internal Temperature of 165F

The ONLY way to tell when it's done is with a thermometer.

Cook the filet to a final finished internal temperature of 165F or 74C.

Shrimp Stuffed Flounder

Shrimp Stuffed Flounder

Carefully slice the filets on a bias and...

There!  You've just prepared Shrimp Stuffed Flounder with Herb Roasted Potatoes.

Fancy But Simple.

About Chef Todd

Chef Todd Mohr is a Certified Culinary Educator who has empowered home cooks all over the world with the reliable, dependable, repeatable METHODS behind cooking that build confidence, generate creativity and enable anyone to cook with the ingredients THEY desire.

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