Flounder Grenobloise

Don't let the fancy sounding name intimidate you, this easy fish recipe is ready in just about 20 minutes start to finish! You can thank quick-cooking fish and a hot skillet for the speedy dinner.

Flounder Grenobloise
Photo: Carson Downing
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 1 ½ pound skinless, boneless flounder, striped sea bass, or sole filets

  • 3 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon capers plus 1 teaspoon pickling liquid

  • ¼ cup dry white wine or lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 small lemon, thinly sliced


  1. In a shallow dish combine the flour, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper. Dip fish in flour mixture to coat. Shake off excess flour so only a dusting remains.

  2. In an extra-large skillet heat 2 tablespoons butter and 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium-high until hot and foamy. Immediately add fish; cook 2 minutes or until bottoms are golden. Turn fish; spoon on capers and pickling liquid. Cook 2 minutes more or until bottoms are golden and slightly crispy and fish just flakes when tested with a fork. Remove fish to a platter; tent with foil to keep warm.

  3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter to skillet. Cook and stir until butter is just golden brown. Remove from heat. Carefully add wine to skillet; return to heat. Cook and stir mixture about 1 minute or until bubbly and slightly reduced. Pour pan juices over fish. Top with parsley and serve with lemon slices. Serves 6.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
9g Fat
10g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 601mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 14.8mg 74%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 227mg 5%
Folate, total 26.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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