Easy Simmered Flounder in a Frying Pan

Easy Simmered Flounder in a Frying Pan

You can make a great flounder dish easily in a frying pan! The flounder won't fall apart while simmering, and it will be plump and delicious.

Ingredients: 4 servings

4 slices
Ginger (sliced)
1 thumb
Japanese leek (cut the green part into 5 cm long)
For the sauce:
100 ml
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons


1. If you are using frozen flounder, place the pieces in a frying pan, and pour hot water to cover the fish to remove their fishiness. Bring to a boil, and drain the hot water immediately.
2. Line the sides of the flounder with the Japanese leek and ginger.
3. Pour the sauce over the flounder. Cover with a lid, and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Then, turn down the heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes.
4. When you open the lid, it should look like this. Simmer for about 10 minutes, uncovered, until there is not much sauce left in the pan.
5. When the fish has absorbed the flavor well, it's ready! Be careful not to let the fish burn while simmering.
6. Using a spatula, scoop the fish gently from the bottom, and serve onto a plate. Be gentle with the fish as it may fall apart. Garnish with ginger and Japanese leek to taste.
7. Whole flounder version: Make a cross cut on the black skin with a knife. Simmer it with the white skin side facing down. Don't flip it over.
8. Simmered Flounder with Roe: Same with the "whole flounder version". The roe will be cooked through properly.

Story Behind this Recipe

I was making simmered flounder without much thought.

But my family likes it very much, so I measured the amounts and cooking time, and made up this recipe!