Crab Stuffed Flounder Filets

Eat like a chef. You're going to love this delicious light summer dinner. Don't be scared, this fish recipe is easy and will quickly become a favorite in your house too.

Crab Stuffed Flounder Filets

We live along the coast of SC where fish and other seafood is fresh and local year round. Crab Stuffed Flounder is a local favorite that you'll find on the menu in most restaurants from dives to fives. This recipe is our favorite. It's also versatile, the ingredients can be substituted or adjusted to your taste.

Crab Stuffed Flounder Filets
Crab Stuffed Flounder Filets
Crab Stuffed Flounder Filets
Crab Stuffed Flounder Filets


Crab Stuffing

1/4 lb Lump Crab Meat

2 Tablespoons Butter

1/2 Onion (I prefer sweet onion)

1 Stalk Celery

3 Cloves Garlic

1/2 Bell Pepper

1 teaspoon All Purpose Seasoning Salt

4 Tablespoons Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs


2 Large Flounder Filets

2 Tablespoons Butter

3 Cloves Butter

Sea Salt to taste

Black Pepper to taste

Lemon for garnish and finishing


Preheat oven to 400 F


Melt butter over medium heat

Add finely chopped onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic

Saute for 3 to 4 minutes, just enough to wilt the vegetables

Combine vegetables with other ingredients

Stir to combine and break down crab meat to small pieces


Wash each filet and pat dry with paper towels

Melt butter over medium heat

Add finely minced garlic, salt and pepper

Saute for 3 to 4 minutes

Place larger filet on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

Drizzle 1/2 of butter mixture over entire filet

Add stuffing to the top of the filet

Place second filet on top of stuffing

Drizzle remaining garlic butter

Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Do not over cook. Check progress with thermometer at 20 minutes. When internal temperature is 160 F remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.