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Crab Stuffed Flounder Recipe

Indulge in the ultimate seafood sensation: crab stuffed flounder! Get ready for a flavor-packed experience as tender flounder meets savory crabmeat stuffing. It’s seafood perfection in every bite!

Discover a mouthwatering seafood dish that combines tender flounder and savory crab stuffing. This stuffed flounder recipe is a culinary masterpiece that will transport your taste buds to coastal paradise. Get ready to impress your family and friends with this delectable flounder recipe

Our Crab Meat Stuffed Flounder recipe is a culinary delight that brings together the delicate taste of flounder and the richness of the flavorful stuffing. 

Crabmeat Stuffed Flounder brings together the delicate and mild taste of flounder with the richness and sweetness of crabmeat.

The flounder fillets are stuffed with a delectable mixture of crabmeat, breadcrumbs and seasonings. Each bite offers a burst of flavors that perfectly complement each other. 

Don’t let the gourmet appeal of our easy Stuffed Flounder recipe fool you – it’s surprisingly easy to prepare! With just a few simple steps, you can create a dish that looks and tastes like it was crafted by a chef. 

This recipe for Stuffed Flounder with Crabmeat is the perfect choice for a special occasion or when you want to treat yourself to a gourmet seafood dish.

Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two, a festive gathering with friends, or simply indulging in a delicious meal, baked stuffed flounder with crabmeat will impress your guests and satisfy your cravings. 

How to Make Stuffed Flounder with Crabmeat

Ingredients you will need: 

  • Flounder fillets 
  • mayo
  • 1 egg
  • bread crumbs
  • 1 can jumbo lump crab meat
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning 
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • paprika 
  • parsley


In a large bowl start by making the crabmeat stuffing for flounder by mixing together mayo, egg and breadcrumbs. 

Add in the crab and the juice from half of the lemon. 

Mix in the parsley and stir to combine all ingredients. 

Prepare a shallow baking dish with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees f.

Lay the fish on a flat surface, pay dry with paper towels. Season with salt and black pepper.

Add small amounts of the crab mixture, about a tablespoon.

Roll fish up and lay seam side down in the casserole dish

Crab Stuffed Flounder

In a small bowl, melt 4 tablespoons of the butter. Mix in fresh lemon juice.

When finished with all fish fillets, brush with melted butter mixture and garnish with paprika and fresh parsley on top of the fish.

Crab Stuffed Flounder

Bake your Crab Stuffed Flounder for 15-20 minutes until the fish is white and flakey.

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What to Serve with Crab Stuffed Flounder

Crab stuffed flounder is a delicious and flavorful dish that pairs well with a variety of sides. Here are some suggestions:

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Stuffed Flounder with Crab Meat FAQ’s

What type of crab meat should I use to make the Crab stuffing for flounder?

When making the crab stuffing for flounder, you can use different types of crab meat depending on your preference and availability. Here are a few common options:

Lump crab meat is the most prized and premium option. It consists of larger, meaty pieces of crab that are firm and succulent. It offers a sweet and delicate flavor, making it a popular choice for stuffing recipes.

Backfin crab meat is a combination of lump and smaller pieces of crab. It still provides a good amount of meat and flavor, making it suitable for crab stuffing.

Claw crab meat is slightly darker and has a stronger flavor compared to lump and backfin meat. It is ideal for recipes that require a bolder crab taste. While it may not be the top choice for stuffing, it can still be used if you prefer a more robust crab flavor.

It’s important to note that regardless of the type of crab meat you choose, ensure it is fresh and of good quality. Look for crab meat that is free of shells, cartilage, and any unpleasant odors. You can find packaged crab meat in the seafood section of grocery stores or purchase it from a reputable seafood market.

Can I use canned crab meat for the stuffing?

While fresh crabmeat is recommended for the best flavor and texture, canned crab meat can be used as a substitute if fresh is not available. Just make sure to drain the canned crab meat well before incorporating it into the stuffing mixture.

Can I prepare the stuffing ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the crab meat stuffing for flounder in advance and refrigerate it until you’re ready to stuff the flounder fillets. 

How do I prevent the stuffing from falling out during cooking?

To prevent the stuffing from falling out, you can secure the stuffed flounder fillets with toothpicks or kitchen twine. This will help keep the filling intact as the fish cooks.

Can I freeze the stuffed flounder?

It is not recommended to freeze the stuffed flounder, as the texture and quality of both the fish and the stuffing may be compromised upon thawing. It is best enjoyed fresh for optimal taste and texture.

How do I know when the flounder is cooked through?

The flounder is cooked through when the fish flakes easily with a fork and reaches an internal temperature of 145°F. It is important not to overcook the fish to maintain its tenderness and moisture.

Can I use other seafood in the stuffing mixture?

Absolutely! If you want to experiment with flavors, you can add other seafood such as shrimp or scallops to the crab meat stuffing. This can create a delightful seafood medley within the flounder.

How long to bake crab stuffed flounder?

The baking time for crab stuffed flounder can vary depending on the size and thickness of the fish fillets. As a general guideline, it is recommended to bake crab stuffed flounder at 375°F for approximately 15-20 minutes. However, it’s important to note that seafood should be cooked until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F and the fish flakes easily with a fork.

crab stuffed flounder

Crab Stuffed Flounder Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Indulge in this fresh seafood feast with our mouthwatering crab stuffed flounder recipe! This easy recipe features a simple flounder fillet generously filled with a delectable crabmeat stuffing. Get ready to savor every bite of this flavorful combination. 


  • 6 filets Flounder or Fluke
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 can lump crab meat
  • 1 can tiny shrimp
  • 1 tsp old bay
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • paprika for garnish
  • 1 tbsp parsley


  1. In a bowl, mix together all ingredients, except fish, crab, shrimp and bread crumbs. 
  2. In a separate bowl, add crab and shrimp. Coat with bread crumbs. 
  3. Add in mayo mixture. Add in juice of 1/2 lemon. Mix in parsley. 
  4. Butter a casserole dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Lay the fish flat and add a scoop about a tablespoon size in the center. 
  6. Roll fish up and lay seam side down in the casserole dish. 
  7. In a small bowl, melt 4 tbsp butter. Mix in juice of remaining lemon.
  8. When finished with all fish fillets, brush with melted lemon butter mixture and garnish with paprika. 
  9. Bake your Crab Stuffed Flounder for 15-20 minutes until the fish is white and flakey.


What to Serve with Crab Stuffed Flounder

Crab Stuffed Flounder goes well with a simple green salad, rice or oven roasted potatoes.

Some of our favorites that are the perfect complement include sautéed spinach, roasted asparagus, green beans, creamy mashed potatoes, or simple roasted veggies.

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Monday 6th of November 2023

Are the glowing comments based on bake, or pan fry? I want to try, but confused by video.

momma lew

Wednesday 8th of November 2023

This recipe is baked.


Friday 28th of July 2023

How much fresh crab should I use?

momma lew

Friday 28th of July 2023

A can is typically about a pound, so around there.


Wednesday 28th of June 2023

What is the nutrition facts? Carbohydrates and sugar since I see breadcrumbs?

momma lew

Wednesday 28th of June 2023

I apologize, I don't like to do nutrition facts since I am not a nutritionist. I am sure you can find plenty of websites to do this if you plug in the info.


Friday 31st of March 2023

Wonderful entree! Next time, though, I think I will use a bit more Old Bay, as the stuffing needs a tad more punch for my taste. This is definitely a keeper, and it presents well enough for company.


Sunday 19th of June 2022

Making this for Fathers Day! Adding asparagus as a side. This looks so good!

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