Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sole in Lemon Cream Sauce

This title sounds waaaayyyy more complicated than it is. This was my favorite kind of meal: pile stuff in a pan and stuff it in the oven for a little while. Other than the salad, which is always time consuming, this meal went together in a snap!


1 pound sole or other white fish fillets
salt and pepper to taste
3 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp dried tarragon, crumbled
2 tbsp fresh snipped chives or scallions
2 tbsp fresh snipped parsley
1/2 cup milk
1 cup cream

Put the fish in your baking pan; salt and pepper both sides of the fillets. Pour the lemon juice over the fish, sprinkle the herbs over it, pour the cream and milk on the fish and herbs, and bake at 450F for 15 to 20 minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork. That's it! Really!

I served this with a colorful veggie rice that went something like this:

1 cup of rice
1 tbsp tomato powder or 2 tsp tomato paste
1/2 minced onion
1/2 grated carrot
2 tbsp dried parsley
1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach

1 tsp salt
2 cups water.

Put everything in a pan in this order. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes without stirring, or until all water is absorbed. Probably serves 2 to 3.
I doubled this, and Thor very much enjoyed it. He recommends it to all humans who are owned by deserving dogs. (The humans liked it, too, but Thor wanted to put his 2 cents' worth in here.) Can you tell he's excited that tomorrow is Thorsday? He has a surprise for everyone!


Christo Gonzales said...

"probably serves 2 to 3" who are you kidding - thor has a surprise huh?

buffalodick said...

I love sole, but see so little of it here...

Mickle in NZ said...

You'd have to hide this fish from Zeb, cos he would just gobble it up before any chance of a cooking thing.
Thankfully, and very un-cat like, Zeb never attempts to get up onto my kitchen bench tops (counter tops). He just gazes up, ever hopefull!

Both Mickle and Zebby look forward to the "whatever" Thor's suprise is!!!

Diane said...

This makes me hungry - I love all fish. Thor is so spoilt but then he is just adorable. Diane

SissySees said...

If only the Knight would eat fish. Le sigh.

pam said...

That's my kind of cooking too. Can't wait to see Thor's surprise!

Paula said...

I'll take some. The kids will eat fish ... plain. (eyeroll!) I'll be more than happy to have their portion of sauce. As I read the ingredients, I wondered if the lemon would curdle the milk/cream, but it looks smooth. I did get some tarragon; haven't used it yet. Guess I'll have to give this a go. Love the rice, too.

Lapdog Creations said...

Sole... still don't think that's a fish I've ventured towards yet. I have to say, I've gotten way past my "haddock only" attitude though (inherited from my Dad)... LOVE talapia, tuna, salmon when done right, cat fish, etc.

Linda said...

I love sole! I like this sort of recipe too.

Annette said...

Marjie....Yum! I'm making this tonight! I'll make extra for Stripes the cat since it comes highly recommended by Thor...

The Blonde Duck said...

I always need new fish recipes! Awesome!

Pam said...

It looks so elegant and delicious. The sauce is over the top good Marjie. It sounds like Thor has great taste.

Sarah said...

I took some sole out of the freezer tonight and didn't cook it. But I used all of my cream! How do you make this without curdling? I have to get me some of that tomato powder.

Paula said...

Hey, I'm back. I made this on Friday, using halibut as the fish. It was terrific! My sauce did curdle a bit, not too bad, but the flavor was so good I didn't care. In fact, I like the sauce so much that next time I make it, I'm going to make double the sauce so I can top it on everything! YUM!