Monday, May 10, 2010
While flounder is a Charleston favorite, use any firm-fleshed fish, such as tilapia, grouper, or catfish. Adjust the cooking time according to the thickness of the fish.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Other Time: 21 minutes
Yield: Makes 4 servings
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon paprika
4 (6-oz.) flounder fillets
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1. Place 1 oven rack 5 inches from heat; place a second rack in middle of oven. Combine Parmesan cheese and paprika. Season fish with salt and pepper.
2. Preheat oven to 450°. Heat butter in a broiler-safe 13- x 9-inch baking dish in oven 8 minutes or until butter is melted and beginning to brown. Place fish in hot butter, skin sides up.
3. Bake at 450° on middle oven rack 10 minutes. Carefully flip fish, and baste with pan juices. Sprinkle with lemon juice and Parmesan cheese mixture. Bake 5 more minutes or just until fish flakes with a fork. Remove from oven; increase oven temperature to broil.
4. Broil fish on oven rack 5 inches from heat 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.
Adapted from Charleston Receipts, Southern Living, MARCH 2010