What is a flounder recipe for people with diabetes?

Coated with mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese, this delicious fish dish only tastes like it’s breaded. The clever coating technique – brushing the cooked fish with sauce and then broiling it a second time – makes this a very low carb meal, perfect for people with diabetes. Bonus: This dish delivers plenty of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Parmesan Flounder


4 flounder fillet, 4 oz each
1 cooking spray
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
¼ cup mayonnaise
3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
½ oz fresh green onions, thinly sliced
1 tbsp butter, softened
1/8 tsp tabasco sauce


1. Preheat oven to broil.
2. Lightly coat rack of broiler pan with cooking spray.
3. Place fillets on broiler pan rack, brush with lemon juice.
4. Place pan in oven and broil 5-1/2" from heat, 5 to 6 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.
5. Remove pan from oven, set aside.
6. In mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise and remaining ingredients, stirring well.
7. Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly over top of each fillet.
8. Return pan to broiler and cook for 1 additional minute, or until filets lightly browned.
9. Serve hot.

Additional Information:
Substitute your favorite hot sauce for tabasco.  

Makes 4 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 251
Total Carbs 0.4 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0.1 g
Total Fat 16.7 g
Saturated Fat 4.7 g
Unsaturated Fat 12 g
Potassium 594.8 mg
Protein 23.6 g
Sodium 286.2 mg

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