Photo: Quentin Bacon
Yield
Makes 4 servings

How to Make It

Place the flour on a plate. Season the sole with the salt and then coat it in the flour, shaking to remove any excess; set aside.

Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Slice the lemon into 12 thin circles and add them to the skillet. Cook until the lemon is lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Push the lemon to the side of the skillet and add the sole. (You may need to cook it in batches.) Cook until the sole is the same color throughout and flakes easily, about 2 minutes per side. Add the remaining butter and the capers to the skillet. Remove from heat and tilt the skillet to swirl the butter until it melts. Transfer the sole and lemon to individual plates and spoon the capers and butter over the top.

Tip: If cod isn't available, you can substitute another delicate, mild-tasting white fish, like cod, red snapper, or tilapia.

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Ratings & Reviews

jpgloor's Review

taval2
November 15, 2014
Made it exactly. As described. Served with green beans and couscous. Very good.

taval2's Review

jpgloor
March 21, 2010
this was very good but I made one change -- instead of slicing and cooking the lemon, I added the juice of the lemon at the end of the cooking with the capers. Delicious - even my 3-yr old ate it. Served with sour cream mashed potatoes and sugar snap peas. Will definitely make again.