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Paleo Soy and Ginger Poached Flounder

Rated as 4.29 out of 5 Stars

"Quick and delicious paleo fish that pairs well with steamed asparagus."
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25 m servings 318
Original recipe yields 3 servings


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  1. Stir water, soy sauce, cilantro, and rice vinegar together in a bowl.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 318 calories; 11.8 5.1 46 120 2601 Full nutrition

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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 ...

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 gr...

Loved this! Swapped in 1 Tb. sesame oil and just used powdered ginger. So simple and delish!

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!

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

Very easy and delicious. I added a cream sauce and topped with fresh basil and green onions.