This tasty pan-seared Flounder with Carrot Noodles is a simple and filling meal. It makes a perfect lunch or dinner, and you won't believe how delicious those carrot noodles are!

FLOUNDER WITH CARROT NOODLES

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot noodles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 265 kcal
This tasty, pan-seared Flounder with Carrot Noodles is a simple and filling meal. It makes a perfect lunch or dinner, and you won’t believe how delicious these carrot noodles are!
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Ingredients

  • 4 flounder fillets
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil or your favorite oil
  • 1 lb. carrot noodles*
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup Half & Half or coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. paprika plus more for fish
  • 1/4 tbsp. red pepper flakes optional
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parsley to garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat up the olive oil in a large, non-stick skillet on medium-high heat. Add the flounder fillets and sprinkle with a little salt, pepper, and paprika. Fry for about 2-3 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets.
  2. Gently flip the fish and sprinkle with some more salt, pepper, and paprika. Cook for another 2 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through. Remove the fish from the skillet and set aside.
  3. To the same skillet, add the butter and spiralized carrots. Season them with salt, pepper, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Use kitchen tongs to stir the noodles, and cook for about 5-7 minutes, until they reach the desired softness.**
  4. Add garlic and cream, and cook for another minute. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  5. Place the flounder fillets on top of the carrot noodles and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley. Serve.

Recipe Notes

*  Use store-bought or homemade spiralized carrots. To make spiralized carrots at home, just peel the carrots and cut off the ends. Spiralize using the “spaghetti” setting on your spiralizer.

**  Depending on your personal preference, you may enjoy the carrot noodles on the “crunchier” or “softer” side. Adjust the carrot cooking time until the “noodles” are cooked to your liking.

Nutrition Facts
FLOUNDER WITH CARROT NOODLES
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 469mg 20%
Potassium 629mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 401.2%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 10.2%
Iron 5.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.