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Monday, February 14, 2011

Sauteed Sole with Lemon ~ Martha Mondays

It was my turn to choose what we do for Martha Mondays. I thought with it being Valentine's Day and all that I would check Martha Stewart's website for Valentine's Day dinners. They had several ideas and I wanted something simple, so I went with sauteed sole with lemon . We often will go out on Vday, but in Florida in the middle of peak tourist season it's bad enough trying to get in a restaurant. This year we are staying in., and this is a simple...yet tasty dinner. Easy enough to prepare that you are not spending much time in the kitchen...more time to spend together with your Valentine!

Serves two:
1/2 cup flour, preferably Wondra (I had some pan searing flour from Wegman's a gift from co-worker)
1 teaspoon coarse salt (I used sea salt)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 gray sole fillets (6 ounces each)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil (I didn't use this)
2 tablespoons sliced almonds (I just tossed some in the pan)
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Finely chopped zest and juice from 1 lemon, plus wedges for garnish (I used the lemon juice)
1.Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. Dredge fish fillets in flour mixture, coating both sides, and shake off excess. I like to shake it in a baggie to lightly dust the fillet.
2.Melt butter with oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. When butter begins to foam, add fillets. Cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer each fillet to a serving plate.
3.Add almonds, parsley, zest, and 2 tablespoons juice to pan. Spoon over fillets, and serve with lemon wedges.

It was a nice way to enjoy a delicate white fish. The flavor was fresh and you really can't go wrong with butter, lemon and almonds. I served it with some brown rice and grains blend, and baby bok choy. Okay it's really a no brainer, but it was delightful! You could even do some chicken breasts this way, as long as you flatten them out a bit first!
So sit back and enjoy the day!