4 c. fresh lemon balm leaves, washed & drained
2 lb. fresh or thawed flounder
4 Tbs. melted butter
1 c. chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbs. fresh dill, snipped
salt & pepper (optional)
Place fresh lemon balm in a buttered 8×12″ baking dish. Spread fish on top of the bed of balm. Mix melted butter, parsley, and dill. Brush this herbed butter over the fish. Sprinkle with paprika and a dash of salt and pepper, if desired. Broil 10 minutes, then turn the oven off. Cover and leave in closed oven for 15 minutes. Serve on a platter with fresh lemon balm garnish. Serves 4-6.
(The Pleasure of Herbs by Phyllis Shaudys)