Tackle2thepeople Brings Summer Flounder to Chip-in Farm!

We are excited to welcome tackle2thepeople to Chip-in Farm for the first of a series of summer fresh fish pop-ups! Using traditional rod and reel fishing techniques and sold within 24 hours of catch fishermen Mike and Cam’s goal is to bring fresh and sustainably raised seafood to the local community.


This week’s highlight fish is fluke, a summer flounder known for its delicate texture and mild flavor.


Whether it’s grilled, baked or fried, whole flounder is a light and delicious fish. Its thin skin is edible and becomes nice and crispy when prepared properly.


Here’s a basic guide to get you started.



  • 1 whole flounder, cleaned and scaled
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil or melted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)
  • Optional: fresh herbs (such as parsley, dill, or thyme), garlic cloves, and additional seasonings of your choice


Preparing the Flounder for Grilling or Baking


  • Rinse the fish under cold water and pat it dry with paper towels.
  • Score the flounder on both sides with diagonal cuts to help it cook evenly and allow flavors to penetrate.
  • Rub the flounder with olive oil or melted butter to prevent sticking and add flavor.
  • Season both sides of the fish generously with salt, pepper, and any other desired herbs or spices. Lemon juice, garlic, and parsley are popular choices.


Grilling Instructions


  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grates.
  • Place the flounder directly onto the grates.
  • Grill for about 4-5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fish. You’ll know it’s done when the flesh turns opaque and easily flakes with a fork.
  • Use a wide spatula to carefully flip the flounder halfway through cooking. If you scored the fish, it should make flipping easier.
  • Once cooked through, carefully remove the flounder from the grill.


Baking Instructions


  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Rub the olive oil or melted butter all over the flounder, making sure to coat both sides.
  • Place the seasoned flounder on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake the flounder in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of the fish. The flesh should be opaque and easily flake with a fork when it’s done.
  • Once the flounder is cooked through, carefully transfer it to a serving platter.


Serving Tips


  • Serve Top of FormBottom of Formimmediately with lemon wedges and any additional garnishes or sauces of your choice.
  • Note, use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the fish reaches at least 145°F (63°C) for safe consumption.


We hope you have a chance to enjoy this fresh and delightful fish. Follow our facebook page for announcements about more sales throughout the summer!

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