Orange Flounder and Dill Mayonnaise

Everyone knows that lemon goes well on fish but did you know that orange and fish are a tasty combination? Navel oranges will soon show up in the produce section of the grocery store here in North America. I like to use a navel orange for this simple easy and low calorie fish dish. The fish is baked in a 400 degree oven for just 20 minutes so it doesn’t take long to put this meal on the table.

I would like to introduce you to Everglades seasoning from South Florida. It has a unique flavor from spices of tropics with out heat. They also make one with heat It has a wonderful mild favor that is perfect for fish. I also like it on pork chops. If it is not available in your grocer’s spice section you can go to it’s web site and order on line. It has the history of the spice that is really interesting.

Orange Flounder

Frozen or fresh flounder fillets

1 orange

1 teaspoon orange zest from above orange per fillet

1 tablespoon chopped sweet red pepper per fillet

Everglades seasoning or season salt

Chopped parsley

Dash of pepper

Thin pat of margarine per fillet (optional)

Preheat oven at 400 degrees F.

Foil line baking pan and place fish fillets on foil, With a zest tool or grater scrape the outer layer of the orange skin to make orange zest. Finish peeling the orange and slice. Season fish with a dash of pepper and seasoning. Lay orange slice on each fillet and sprinkle chopped pepper, parsley and orange zest on top of each fillet. A small thin pat of margarine can be places on each fillet. Top with foil and seal to keep in juices. Bake fish for 20 minutes if unfrozen. Frozen fish will take 10 to 15 longer minutes. Fish should be flakey and tender.

Dill Fish Mayonnaise

½ cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon orange juice

½ teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon parsley flakes or fresh parsley chopped finely

½ teaspoon dill weed

1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish

Salt and pepper to taste.

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl and chill. Serve with fish.

This recipe can be used with any white fish.  So when you are out of ideas and out of money baked fish can fit into your budget.

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24 thoughts on “Orange Flounder and Dill Mayonnaise”

  1. First of all, what cute serving dishes!!! I love orange with fish and once a year we get an orange oil from Italy that is just amazing with fish. I have never used fresh orange and am looking forward to this recipe. Thanks for this beautiful and yummy post!

    1. I have orange oil for flavoring candy. Is this what you are using? Or is there a orange oil to cook with? The little baby fish has a brother and a serving plater that is just like it. It was a Pier one import but I bought it at Goodwill. The blue fish also came from Goodwill also. I look for interesting cute dishes to use for this blog. I plan to keep these but most of them will go back as a donation after I am tired of them. I got the idea about the dishes after looking through all my cook books and noticed the photo’s always had really interesting and unusual dishes.

    1. It would work well with gluten free diet. You can spice it up the way you like. Thanks for stopping by. I am behind in my reading again. But I will be soon visiting your posts.

  2. Such a great dish and, with the use of the orange so unexpected. I will definitely make this, as well as your mayo. Now all I need do is find a fish plate — Talk about a blue plate special! — to round out my dining experience. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you. I am going to make your corn dogs on Friday with the grand kids. They don’t have school that day. I am using your recipe. I have a pan that make cakes the shape of twinkies and the whole hot dog should fit in it. You will see them in a blog next week.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. You can also make a simple orange sauce from orange juice to dress out the fish since you like fruit. This is a very delicate flavored fish perfect for any sauce you enjoy.

  3. Love the fish dish, and I love all your dishware! This looks sensational. Love the orange twist. I have always eaten lemon with seafood. Time to live outside the box!!

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