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Roasted flounder with chile and lime

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Total Time
25 min
10 min
15 min
This delicious roasted flounder recipes comes together from start to finish in less than half an hour and requires just five ingredients to make. The bed of lime slices not only adds flavor, it also keeps the fish from sticking to the pan. Simply brush the fish with some olive oil, then season with kosher salt and chili powder for a little bit of spice, and let it roast away in the oven until the fish flakes easily and is cooked through, which takes about 10 minutes. Drizzle with fresh lime juice and lime zest for a touch of citrusy brightness right before serving.


Fresh lime(s)

4 medium

Uncooked flounder fillet(s)

2 pound(s), or other flat white fish

Olive oil

2 Tbsp

Kosher salt

1 tsp

Chili powder

1 tsp


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Thinly slice 3 limes; place slices in a single layer on prepared pan. Place fish filets on top of lime slices in an even layer (it’s OK if they overlap a little bit); evenly brush with oil. Evenly sprinkle salt and chile powder over fish. Roast until fish is flaky and opaque, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. While fish is roasting, finely grate zest from remaining lime; place it in a small bowl. Squeeze juice from lime directly on zest (remove any seeds); stir to combine.
  4. Drizzle lime juice and zest mixture over hot fish; use a spoon to break fish into bite-size pieces. Serve immediately.
  5. Serving size: 3 oz