Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tasty Thursday: Lemon Sole


This recipe was very easy and delicious! We got some great sole on sale at the market yesterday and I decided I wanted to try something different. This is one of the first recipes I found and I had to go with it as I had all the ingredients and it sounded great! I made a few changes which are noted, and served it with rice pilaf and steamed broccoli. Enjoy!

Lemon Sole
Courtesy of the Food Network

Ingredients
Four 4-ounce skinless sole or flounder fillets
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Flour for dredging
5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon-sized pieces -- only used 3 TBSP
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons water -- used fat free half & half instead
1 teaspoon minced flat-leaf parsley leaves
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves

Directions

Preheat 2 medium non-stick skillets over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, lay the fillets on a piece of wax paper, parchment, or a baking sheet and blot dry with paper towels. Season the fillets with salt and pepper. (If the fillets tapers down to a very thin tail, fold the tail back to make a more uniformly thick fillet.) Put the flour on a plate. Dredge the rounded-sides of the fillets in the flour and shake off any excess.

Raise the heat to medium-high and add 1 tablespoon of butter to each skillet. When the butter stops foaming, add 2 fillets to each pan, rounded-side down, and cook, lightly shaking the skillets occasionally, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, flip the fillets with a spatula, and let the fillets finish cooking in the residual heat in the pans, about 2 minutes more. Transfer the fillets to 4 warm plates and cover loosely with foil.

Add the lemon juice and water to one of the skillets. While moving the skillet in a circular motion, add the remaining 3 tablespoons butter, little by little, until melted and a smooth, creamy sauce is formed. Stir in the parsley and thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon some of the sauce over each fillet and serve immediately.

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2 comments:

Sue said...

Looks yummy; so does that rice!

S
xo

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

Your meal looks delicious. I love lemon sole, and that sounds like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing it!