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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!


  1. What a lovely recipe. We try all kinds of fish and I have to tell you sole still holds first place for my taste buds; so light and with those almonds so very good.

  2. Mmmm, I love almonds on a white fish. This looks lovely. Your bok choy is gorgeous by the way.

    I think my husband is making me a pot roast for V Day but I may try this tomorrow.

  3. I really have a taste for fish and your recipe looks and sounds elegant. It is going on my must try list. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. I really loved this Lyndsey. I will certainly be making it again. Thank you for a great pick and getting me to cook fish for the first time. Happy Valentines Day. xx

  5. This is a perfect fall-back recipe. It tastes very elegant and fussy when it's so simple. This was a great pick and I enjoyed it.

  6. What a coincidence, I had fish too! I made our pre-Valentine's dinner on last weekend. haha... Funny! I knew I won't have enough time during week days to prepare all the stuffs, so just put it on the weekend. An early celebration! And desserts a day after. I'm sure you're having a sweet & loving Valentine's Day too. Enjoy your BBQ & have fun!
    With love,

  7. Classic, healthy meal!! Love the almonds.

  8. My Mama used to make something similar--I loved it. I'll be breaking out the almonds for this one!

  9. I love fish and I love how you've made it here. Sounds delicious! Especially with the lemon. I always think lemon adds a nice kick to fish. A day late, but Happy Valentine's Day! :D

  10. This fish sounds so tasty and yummy! It's hard to get a reservations on V-Day. Hope you had a great Valentine's.

  11. Thanks for choosing this Lyndsey, it made a light and really tasty dinner. Fast, easy, delicious. And healthy, too!

  12. This WAS a great Valentine's Day pick! It was a very elegant (and easy) meal. Thanks!

  13. Hi Lindsey, how have you been? Sorry haven't been dropping by for a while. Been so busy since the end of last year. You know, I haven't had a good fish meal like this for such a long time. I really need to have more fish in my diet. Lemon & fish are always a great combination. I'm feeling lazy now at home after a long day at work, and hoping you could magically appear in front of me bringing a plate of this wonderful meal. Mmmmm...

  14. Lyndsey I love this look absolutely amazing and delicious!! gloria

  15. What a nice and healthy meal! Yum. I'll have to bookmark this!

  16. I have not had sole in years and yet I love this fish, especially prepared the way you did it!

  17. Lyndsey, I'm just jumping back in to thank you for stopping by. Don't be a stranger. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  18. Thanks for this delicious looking recipes. I am not the biggest fan of sole but you have it made in a way, I would like it. I am adding fish to our diet so I really appreciate this recipe.

  19. I don't think I've ever had sole, but this looks wonderful with those almonds on top. We definitely need to eat more fish!

  20. This looks delicious! I love fish with almonds - it adds a nice flavor and texture!


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