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]

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Here’s what you need to make blackened flounder (or any other type of blackened fish):

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!


blackened flounder

I hope you liked this blackened flounder recipe!

It’s one of my favorites because it’s quick, easy, and delicious.

Have any questions about blackening fish?

Or have any other suggestions?

Let me know in the comments below!

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Mike Smith
6 months ago

I’m a pretty hard headed learner , I probably need a personal lesson ? 😅

James Mulhearn
9 months ago

I love blackened fish. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

bob peterson
3 years ago

I use butter only.If you like redfish magic,try 1 tablespoon each of red pepper,white pepper,black pepper onion powder and garlic powder along with one half tablespoon of oregano one half tablespoon of paprika

Steve Rackas
3 years ago

Nice video. Simplicity is the key. I would be interested in hearing your opinions on beer/wine pairings with the common species caught and eaten in Southern Florida.

Franklin Valencia
3 years ago

Man Luke…lol yeah your style of marinating is not correct and I’m sure you were hungry…not doubting that it tastes well to you…but marinating and seasoning any meat…you need to give it time to soak that seasoning in for some time at least 30 min to an hour for that meat to absorb it. my style is like atleast 2 hours prior to cooking it. I mean everyone has their style…but if you see any great chef videos…they pre season meats with no oil…and on a hot pan add the olive oil to it. Then apply the fish. It won’t over dry the meat for that reason. Lol you’re still the man dude…great job in it!

Robin Russell
3 years ago

You’re going to need a hair net for that beard! It looks awesome, I’m going to have to blacken some reds now.


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