The title of this post is a bit misleading, and I’ll tell you why. The recipe that I wanted to feature is one I grew up loving: Flounder with Lemon and Dill. It was one of our regular Friday night dinners. The only thing is I didn’t have Flounder this time, I had Tilapia, so you have to change the name to Tilapia with Lemon and Dill. Except we were out of Dill, so the green is parsley flakes instead. So now the new name of this recipe could actually be Tilapia with Lemon and Parsley, but I’m going to share the real recipe with you anyway because it’s basically the same method as we used to make tonight’s dinner.
This is an easy recipe and for us it’s inexpensive because we buy our Tilapia or Flounder flash frozen and individually packed in a family pack at Aldi’s for about $4.99 a pack, and keep it on hand until we need it. The white rice we buy in bulk and the broccoli is either fresh or frozen (tonight was frozen) depending what we have on hand. Altogether the meal that doesn’t cost more than $6 or $7, which is great for a seafood dish. I am thankful that our kids all like fish. This is one of three different ways we typically make it (poached like this, pan fried or baked-stuffed,) and no matter which of the three ways we choose, the bag of fish works well.
FLOUNDER WITH LEMON AND DILL
3 Tablespoons Margarine or Butter
3/4 tsp. Dill
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 tsp. salt
1 pound flounder
In a frying pan over medium low heat combine butter, dill, lemon juice, wine and salt until butter is melted.
Add flounder last and simmer until fish is cooked through.
Serve on a bed of white rice.