Flounder is a delicious fish that is found along the Gulf Coast during the fall season. If you have some in your freezer, you definitely have to try this stuffed whole smoked flounder recipe!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Whole flounder that has been gilled and gutted
Onion (half an onion per whole flounder)
ButterCornbread flavored Stove Top stuffing
(Use one 6 ounce box per whole flounder)
Shrimp (peeled and deveined shrimp with head removed -need about a dozen per flounder)
16 ounces lump crab meat (this is enough for stuffing two flounder)
Step 1: Turn the pellet grill on and set to 325 degrees.
Step 2: Use a fillet knife to open up the top of the flounder so that it can be stuffed. This can be done by using a butterfly technique. Start by making a slice across the width of the fish directly behind the gill plate. Make sure not to cut through the back bone. Then make a slice down the length of the fish towards its tail. This slice will be perpendicular to your first cut and should run down the center of the fish’s body. Finally, use the fillet knife to slice the meat away from the back bone, creating two flaps that will open up and allow you to stuff the flounder.
Step 3: Follow the directions on the Stove Top stuffing box and cook the stuffing on a stove. Once it’s cooked, place it into a medium sized bowl.
Note: The stuffing can be allowed to cool as it will be heated up again once the flounder is placed on the grill
Step 4: Dice up half an onion and add it to the bowl of stuffing.
Step 5: Add about 8 ounces of lump crab meat to the bowl of stuffing.
Step 6: Add shrimp to the bowl of stuffing.
Step 7: Mix the stuffing, diced onion, lump crab meat, and shrimp together in the bowl.
Step 8: Baste the flounder meat by rubbing it thoroughly with a stick of butter.
Step 9: Season the flounder
Step 10: Stuff the flounder.
Step 11: Slice up a stick of butter and place the butter slices on top of the stuffing.
Step 12: Use the skewers to wrap the flaps of flounder meat around and over the stuffing and butter.
Step 13: Place the stuffed flounder on a sheet of foil and then put it on the grill. Cook for 30 minutes.
Step 14: Remove the stuffed flounder from the grill. Let stand for 5 minutes and serve.