Quick and delicious paleo fish that pairs well with steamed asparagus.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir water, soy sauce, cilantro, and rice vinegar together in a bowl.

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  • Heat olive oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Saute ginger in hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute; add the water mixture and flounder to the skillet. Bring the liquid to a boil and immediately remove skillet from heat. Place a tight-fitting lid on the skillet and poach flounder in hot liquid until the flesh easily flakes with a fork, about 10 minutes. Top fillets with chopped scallions.

Cook's Note:

Use avocado oil in place of olive oil, if preferred.

Editor's Note:

There are different versions and interpretations of what is permitted and not permitted on the paleo diet. Replace any ingredients with paleo-friendly products, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

318 calories; protein 46g; carbohydrates 5.1g; fat 11.8g; cholesterol 120.4mg; sodium 2601.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2017
I made this because I wanted to quick recipe and have cooked fish in every way but poaching! I added a generous amount of minced garlic and eyeballed amounts of cilantro and green onion. Rather too much soy sauce so I'd recommend cutting in half or so. Otherwise a good basic recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/06/2020
Soy sauce and rice vinegar are not considered Paleo foods. This recipe should not have PALEO as part of the name. That would be like having a recipe with flour in the recipe as gluten free. SMH. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2017
I made this because I wanted to quick recipe and have cooked fish in every way but poaching! I added a generous amount of minced garlic and eyeballed amounts of cilantro and green onion. Rather too much soy sauce so I'd recommend cutting in half or so. Otherwise a good basic recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2015
Easy, delicious. I used tilapia fillets and cut back on the water and soy sauce for just 2 servings. I have not poached fish in a long time and it was tender and flaky. Served with quinoa and green salad. Thank you Chris. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2017
Very juicy flavorful fish. The cilantro was a flavorful touch and good way to use up some extra I had. Easy way to make a healthy dinner Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2018
Nice & light. I'd use a little less water & soy sauce. Just a tad too salty but I will definitely make it again - so easy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2020
This is delicious, and I am not even a fan of fish or poaching food. Really easy, would make it again. And since flounder is so thin, you can’t overcook it. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/06/2020
Soy sauce and rice vinegar are not considered Paleo foods. This recipe should not have PALEO as part of the name. That would be like having a recipe with flour in the recipe as gluten free. SMH. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2018
Loved this! Swapped in 1 Tb. sesame oil and just used powdered ginger. So simple and delish! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2019
simple and delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2016
Very easy and delicious. I added a cream sauce and topped with fresh basil and green onions. Read More
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