Seriously, I’m not sure how these flounder fillets made it into my freezer.  I never buy flounder. Maybe my hubby mistakes them for tilapia on one of the many foods runs I send him on. Oh well, they came in handy last night when I needed a quick dinner.

This lemon cajun flounder recipe is so basic. I hesitated to post it, but what the heck right? You never know who is out there in the blogosphere searching for ways to prepare flounder fillets. Well here’s how I did mine: lemon, cajun seasoning, old bay, and onion powder.  BAM! Yep, that’s it. Sounds too easy right? Now you see why I almost didn’t post this recipe.

lemon cajun flounder recipe

These little flounder fillets pack a hot, spicy, lemony punch and pairs well with plain rice and steamed veggies. This recipe is pretty much fail-proof. I never measure the spices, just coat the fish well and it all seems to work out.  I think these lemon cajun flounder fillets would look beautiful and “Springy” placed on a platter and garnished with lemon slices and fresh green herbs. No one would ever believe how easy they were to make.

Lemon Cajun Flounder

Lemon Cajun Flounder Recipe
Recipe Type: fish, main
Author: Divas Can Cook
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 2 servings
  • 4 thin flounder fillets
  • 1 lemon
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • Onion powder
  • 4 tablespoon butter, melted
  1. Wash & pat dry flounder fillets and place on a foil-lined baking sheet
  2. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over fillets
  3. Sprinkle top of fish generously with Cajun Seasoning, Old Bay Seasoning <g class=”gr_ gr_58 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep” id=”58″ data-gr-id=”58″>and</g> Onion powder.
  4. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes
  5. Drizzle butter over fish
  6. *optional*Cut lemon into thin slices and place over fish
  7. Broil on high for about 5 minutes (the broil time depends on the thickness of your fillets so keep an eye on it. Fish is ready when it flakes easily with a fork)