Sole with Meyer Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce Recipe


imageSole with Meyer Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce Recipe

Serves: 2

2 – 8 ounce fillets of Petrale or Dover Sole

1/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour

2 tablespoons Star Extra Virgin California olive oil

Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce:

1/4 cup champagne vinegar

1/4 cup good dry white wine

juice from 1 Meyer Lemon

1 tablespoon minced shallots

3 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1. Combine the vinegar, white wine, and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil, add shallots, lower heat and cook until reduced to about 1 1/2 tablespoon.

2. Add two pieces of butter, whisk until it has melted into the sauce. Add each piece of butter, whisking until melted, before adding another. That’s the secret to a smooth sauce – also, do not let the sauce boil or it will separate.

3. Rinse fish, pat dry with paper towels. Place the flour on a plate and lightly coat each side of the fish filets with flour. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, place the fillets in the skillet and cook until a golden brown, about 3 minutes depending on thickness (the petrale sole was thicker than dover sole filets which cook almost instantly). Gently turn with a fish spatula, and brown the other side. Be careful not overcook or the fish will be mushy.

*This recipe is based on one in Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, and Simone Beck with one major difference – I used 3 tablespoons of butter instead of 3 sticks (24 tablespoons) rendering a more concentrated sauce that highlights the citrus flavors.


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