How To Blacken Flounder & Snapper (Simple & Delicious Recipe)
Blackened flounder is one of my favorite meals.
Not only is it delicious, but it’s also easy to cook, easy to clean when you’re done, and takes about ten minutes from start to finish.
In this video, I’ll take you step by step through how to blacken flounder, and show you:
- Everything you need to make blackened flounder
- How to cook it to perfection
- My favorite blackening seasoning
- The one thing you DON’T want to do when blackening flounder
- And more
Check it out below.
How To Blacken Flounder [VIDEO]
Here’s what you need to make blackened flounder (or any other type of blackened fish):
- Fish fillets
- Blackening seasoning (I like Chef Paul’s Blackened Redfish Magic)
- Olive oil or butter
- Thin, metal spatula
- Butter knife
- Cast iron skillet
- 2 plates
Now before you get started here’s rule #1 when it comes to blackening fish: don’t do it inside!
When you do it right, there’s a lot of smoke, so I definitely recommend doing it outside.
Alright, now let’s get into the steps:
Step #1: Preheat the cast iron skillet
The skillet needs to be nice and hot, so I preheat the skillet as I’m preparing the fish.
Step #2: Coat the fish in olive oil
In this video, I was in a rush, so I used olive oil.
You can also put butter in the skillet instead (which I think tastes better).
Now, before you do this step, make sure the fillets are dry.
I use a paper towel to make sure I get all of the water off.
P.S. For more about olive oil vs. butter for blackening, watch this video!
Step #3: Coat the fish in blackening seasoning
I usually coat one side in seasoning, then put that side on the skillet and put seasoning on the other side once it’s in there.
Step #4: Put the fish on the skillet
Depending on the size of the fillets, it’ll take about a minute or a minute and a half per side.
Step #5: Check to see if they’re done
To see if they’re done, stick a butter knife in the fillet.
If it goes right through without any resistance, then it’s done.
Step #6: Eat!
I hope you liked this blackened flounder recipe!
It’s one of my favorites because it’s quick, easy, and delicious.
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