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How to Cook Sole Fillets With Butter and Lemon

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author image Serena Styles
Serena Styles is a Colorado-based writer who specializes in health, fitness and food. Speaking three languages and working on a fourth, Styles is pursuing a Bachelor's in Linguistics and preparing to travel the world. When Styles isn't writing, she can be found hiking, cooking or working as a certified nutritionist.
How to Cook Sole Fillets With Butter and Lemon
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Sole refers to a family of flatfish that is found in bodies of both fresh and salt water throughout the world. Sole is a tender, white-meat fish with a mild flavor well-complemented by butter and lemon. It is often used in European cuisine. Approximately 45 minutes is required to cook sole fillets with butter and lemon. Serve the sole fillets with a lemon-wedge garnish and a side of steamed vegetables for a complete meal. This recipe serves four.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Arrange the sole fillets in a greased baking pan with at least 1/4 inch of space between each one. Sprinkle the salt and pepper evenly over the sole fillets.

Step 3

Blend the melted butter, lemon juice and minced onion in a small bowl. Stir to blend the butter and lemon mixture and pour it evenly over the sole fillets.

Step 4

Sprinkle the paprika over the sole fillets and place the baking dish into the oven.

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Step 5

Remove the sole fillets after 30 minutes and allow them to cool for 2 minutes before serving. Serve the sole fillets with butter and lemon garnished with the fresh parsley.

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References

  • "Fish: The Complete Guide to Buying and Cooking"'; Mark Bittman; 1999
  • "Fish Without a Doubt: The Cook's Essential Companion"; Rick Moonen and Roy Finamore; 2008
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