Sole in White Wine and Butter Sauce

Jamie Geller shows how to make this restaurant favorite, sponsored by Hagafen Cellars

Sole in White Wine and Butter Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: none
Yield: 4 servings
4 sole fillets, about 2½ pounds
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried parsley
3 teaspoons prepared crushed garlic

For sauce:
1/4 cup white wine, such as Hagafen Chardonnay
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup parve broth or stock, such as Imagine Organic "No-Chicken" Broth
Lemon slices, for serving

1. Preheat oven to 425° F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Place butter in a shallow bowl; place bread crumbs, parsley and garlic in another shallow bowl.
3. Rinse fish and pat dry. In assembly line fashion, dip both sides of fillets in butter, and then coat both sides with the bread crumb mixture. Place in prepared pan.
4. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 10 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, for sauce, pour wine into a saucepan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
6. Mix in lemon juice, water and consomm? mix. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and continue boiling until sauce reduces by about half and thickens.
7. Place fish on a platter or individual plates. Spoon sauce over fillets and garnish with lemon.

Fish: There is nothing quite like Dover sole, and this recipe was initially created for that fish. It is quite expensive and hard to come by, so flounder or other kinds of sole (grey or lemon sole) are a great substitute. Salmon would work here, too.

To make this recipe non-dairy/parve use an equal measure of healthy margarine in place of the butter. My pick is Earth Balance, I use it as a spread and in both cooking and baking. It is free of trans fats, hydrogenated oils and artificial ingredients.

Broth: Many times recipes call for broth or stock. Because this is a fish recipe you will need a parve broth. My favorite ready to use broths/soups are from a company called Imagine Organics. They come in a carton and can be found in the canned goods/soup aisle, not in the fridge or freezer. They make a wonderful "like chicken" broth which they simply call "No-Chicken Broth" it's a healthy alternative to MSG laden soup mixes and a delicious choice for vegetarians too. Wesley Kosher Supermarket donated all the groceries for this episode.

Wesley Kosher Supermarket
455 Rt. 306
Monsey, NY
Phone: 845.364.7217

Comments (4)

(4) Anonymous, March 22, 2009 4:13 PM

sub for wine/apple juice

(3) Yehuda Kramer, March 18, 2009 1:01 PM

Worms in Sole

The Eda Charaidis does not give a hechsher on sole because there are many with worms in them. Their fish expert Victor can find the worms and they are clearly visible to the naked eye. Someone who doesn't know where to check will probably not find them.

(2) Anonymous, March 15, 2009 4:17 PM

other substitutions?

You listed substitutions for many of the ingredients, but what about a substitute for the wine for those of us not allowed to have any spirits?

(1) Anonymous, March 15, 2009 9:44 AM

Wait! It's hot!

Oops, gotcha! careful Jamie! don't burn your hands when you take the pan out of the oven, use a potholder! LOL! Love all your videos!


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