Pan-Fried Flounder Fillet with Grapefruit Balsamic Sauce |

Flounder has a mild taste and a slightly sweet flavor. It has a delicate and flaky texture. It’s slightly fatty yet does not have fishy taste like many other fishes.

This recipe serves 1.


  • 1 pink grapefruit (peeled & sectioned)
  • 2 tbsps grapefruit juice
  • 6 oz flounder fillets (or other fillets, e.g.sole)
  • 2 tbsps flour (seasoned with salt & pepper)
  • 2 tbsps + 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 shallots (minced)
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp cilantro (minced)


  1. Peel and section grapefruit over a large bowl to collect grapefruit juice, then set aside.
  2. Coat the fillets with seasoned flour, and dust off any excess.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a non-stick pan, and fry fillets for a few minutes on each side, until just cooked and lightly browned. Set aside and keep warm.
  4. Heat the remaining butter and sauté the shallot for a few minutes.
  5. Add in grapefruit, juice, vinegar, and cilantro, season with salt and pepper, and heat through.
  6. Pour the sauce over the fish and serve hot.