Flounder with Roe Simmer - My Mother's Recipe

Flounder with Roe Simmer - My Mother's Recipe

Soak in the broth for a rich flavor. Also delicious eaten over rice.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Flounder with roe, or winter flounder
2 large filets
250 ml
50 ml
★Soy sauce
2 1/2 tablespoons
1 1/2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
★Dashi stock granules
1/2 teaspoon
1 piece
Spinach or komatsuna
1-2 bunches


1. Wash the flounder and remove any large eggs from the body. Score the skin. Place in a sieve and pour hot water all over. Thinly slice the ginger.
2. Quickly boil the greens, wring dry, then cut into 4 cm pieces.
3. Add the ★ ingredients to a frying pan. After it comes to a boil, add the flounder (and roe) and ginger. When it comes to a boil again, cover with a lid and simmer on low heat for 10-15 minutes.
4. Turn off the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes to let the juices soak in. Heat it up again and as the stock comes to a boil, it'll develop a rich flavor.
5. Place the flounder on a serving plate and serve with the ginger and greens.

Story Behind this Recipe

A standard recipe in our household that I learned from my mother. This is also delicious made with winter flounder.