Simple Poached Sole

Serves 4
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Poached sole is a really quick and fail safe way to cook the fish. Serve it plain or fancy it up with a caper butter sauce.


2 halved shallots
2 halved garlic cloves
30 to 40 whole peppercorns
6 to 8 sprigs of parsley
1 bay leaf
1 lemon
1/2 cup white wine
2 large sole filets (or 4 smaller filets)

Lemon Caper Sauce:

1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 tablespoons capers
1 tablespoon lemon juice


1) Add shallots, garlic, peppercorns, parsley, and bay leaf to a large skillet. Add lemon juice and lemon, white wine, and enough water to come about 2 inches up the pan.

2) Bring the skillet to a simmer over medium-high heat.

3) Turn heat down to low. Add sole filets and let them poach in the liquid for about 4 minutes per side.

4) In a small bowl, combine butter, lemon juice, and capers and microwave for 2 minutes on low.

5) Transfer fish using a spatula straight to plate from the poaching liquid. Serve fish with a carb of your choosing and the caper butter sauce.