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Panko Parsley Flounder

Panko Parsley Flounder is very mild with a sugar & spice seasoning topped with a butter, Dijon, parsley, panko mixture to make this dish craveable.

Panko Parsley Flounder is well seasoned, crunchy, and does not need tarter sauce or mayo. I like to squeeze a little lemon over the top of the panko for a fresh finish. Flat leaf parsley is the only type of parsley I would use in this dish. Don’t use curly or the parsley flavor will be too strong. 

I have also tired this dish with cilantro and do not recommend that either. The flavors do not blend together well. 

Cost Per Serving $11.90 as of April 2023

Fish is more expensive than other meats so the cost per serving is a lot higher. It is not really a budget friendly protein. 

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $23.80.

If you have a stocked pantry this dish will cost you about $11.76.

  • Cost per serving reduces to $5.88.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Stove Top

Recipe serves: 2

Serving size: 4 oz fish

Equipment needed: 8×8 Baking dish

Total time: 15 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a stocked pantry you will save about $12.04.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $12.04 as of April 2023

  • cayenne pepper $1.76
  • paprika $1.25
  • garlic powder $1.25
  • dijon mustard $1.50
  • brown sugar $1.79
  • butter $4.49


Total: $11.76 as of April 2023

  • flat leaf parsley $0.99
  • 1 lemon $0.79
  • 12 oz flounder $7.99
  • 1 box panko bread crumbs $1.99

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°
  2. Complete prep from the prep tab above.
  3. Add the fish to the bottom of the 8×8 baking dish
  4. Spread Dijon mustard evenly over each piece of fish
  5. Sprinkle the brown sugar seasoning over the fish
  6. Top the fish evenly with panko mixture
  7. Bake the fish for 18 – 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. 
    • Tip always start with the lower time then add more if needed.
  8. Squeeze a little lemon juice over the fish. Enjoy!

Try some of our other fish recipes: Fish-Seafood

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