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Flounder baked in foil

This plate of food cost about $4 in groceries.

Thanks to all this talk of flounder (you know who you are) I’ve been craving flounder hard out. I’ve never cooked whole fish in my life, only fillets so I decided that flounder was a good place to start.

I had to serve these in the foil because our plates were too small for the fish without the foil. What does it mean when you need bigger plates?

Baked Flounder

1 Flounder per person (gutted and scaled*)
1 clove of garlic
A smear of chilli sauce or half a red chilli
Splash of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of oil
Black Pepper
2 Kaffir lime leaves
Ginger – cut into 5 matchstick size pieces
A lime 


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Wash the flounder and slice a large X on both sides of the fish with a sharp knife.
  3. Tear off a piece of foil large enough to fit the fish on and to wrap up. Lay this on a large shallow roasting dish. Lay a smaller piece of baking paper on top of this so that the fish doesn’t stick to the foil
  4. Rub oil on both sides of the fish and place on top of the foil.
  5. Slice garlic and push slices into the X cuts on the fish.
  6. Mix chilli and soy sauce together and drizzle over the fish.
  7. Sprinkle salt, pepper, lime leaves and ginger on top of fish.
  8. Wrap up the fish and bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Serve with rice, chinese greens and a squeeze of lime.

* I don’t have a clue how to gut and scale fish so I was stoked that the lady at the fish shop did that all for me.

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.

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