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Fillets of sole meunière


Fillets of sole meunière
Sole "meunière" gets its name no doubt from the flour used to coat the fish ("meunière" is French for miller's wife). It is a classic of French bistro cuisine, rich with butter, basically simple, but easy to do badly.

Here are all the tips you need to succeed, using fillets rather than fish on the bone.
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Last modified on: November 10th 2014

For 4 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
15 min.9 min.24 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Fillets of sole meunière : Photo of step #1
Allow 1 or 2 sole fillets per person, depending on size.

Clean the fillets and carefully remove any remaining bones.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Fillets of sole meunière : Photo of step #2
Salt and pepper the fish on both sides, then dip in the flour, coating both sides equally.

Gently shake each fillet to remove any excess flour.

Heat the plates.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Fillets of sole meunière : Photo of step #3
Melt 50 g Clarified butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. When good and hot, add the sole fillets.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Cook for 2 minutes on each side.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Fillets of sole meunière : Photo of step #5
Once nicely browned, transfer the cooked fillets onto a hot plate and cover with aluminium foil to keep them hot.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Fillets of sole meunière : Photo of step #6
Clean the frying pan. It is important to remove any grains of flour which might otherwise burn and spoil the flavour of the sauce.

Put the pan back onto medium heat and melt 50 g Clarified butter.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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When the butter is hot, add salt and pepper, then add 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Be careful as this will spit a lot at first.

Leave to cook for 1 minute, stirring with a wooden spatula.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Fillets of sole meunière : Photo of step #8
Arrange any vegetable accompaniment on the plates, place a sole fillet on top, sprinkle with chopped parsley and pour the butter sauce over.

Serve immediately.

Remarks

Sole meunière is traditionally served with steamed potatoes, but rice or vegetables will go well with it, too.

If you do not have clarified butter, just use normal butter, but be careful not to let it burn.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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