"Fresh flounder is mild, delicate and sweet. It taste faintly like the ocean, with a light and breezy flavor. For people who prefer meat, flounder is usually acceptable. And for young children who've never tried fresh fish before, flounder is the perfect introduction to seafood."
I buy my fresh flounder at Costco in the bulk fillet packs. It's cheaper than the pre-packaged frozen and allows me to decide what I want fresh and what I want to freeze and store for later.
Flounder Spinach Roll-Ups
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
8 large mushrooms, sliced (I used portabella)
8 oz fresh spinach chopped (I used frozen, I didn't like it as well as fresh, but it works in a pinch)
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 TBS vegetable oil
3 TBS crumbled feta cheese
4 flounder fillets
4 wedges of lemon
Salt and Pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On stove, heat a pan to medium heat and add vegetable oil, then garlic to soften. Add the mushrooms and cook 5 minutes, stirring, and until the liquid released has evaporated. Add spinach and cook another 2 minutes until wilted. Take pan off heat and drain excess liquid. Sprinkle feta over mixture and toss thoroughly. Assemble the Roll-Ups by dividing the vegetables in four portions, placing one portion at each flounder fillet end then carefully rolling up. Secure with toothpicks and place fish rolls, seam side down, in an oiled baking dish. Add 2 TBS of water and loosely cover baking dish with foil Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until fish flakes easily and is entirely opaque. Serve with lemon wedges, salt and pepper to taste.
I wanted my fish to be a little more golden, so after baking I turned on the broiler and let them sit under it for a couple minutes.