Oma's Quick Sole Recipes

➤ by Gerhild Fulson

Need something quick? Try these sole recipes. They're sure to please even the finickiest eaters. These easy fish recipes using sole show three different ways to make this delicious fish.

Perhaps you'd like a pan fried fish recipe, or one that's steamed, or one that's rolled and served on a bed of mushrooms.

For these recipes you can use either fresh sole or frozen fillets. If frozen, thaw and wipe dry with paper towels before proceeding with the recipe.

If you're a sole lover, you'll be interested to note that the literal translation of the German "Seezunge" is "sea tongue" -- surely an interesting visual representation of this unusual fish.

Ready to make Pan-Fried Sole?

Oma's Pan-Fried Sole

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook/Broil Time

8 minutes

Total Time

28 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 sole fillets (about 1½ pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons oil or butter
  • cheese (to grate over top fish)
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. or preheat broiler.
  2. Drizzle lemon juice over fillets and sprinkle lightly with salt. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Dab moisture from fillets with paper towels. Dredge fillets in flour.
  4. Fry fillets until golden brown in oil or butter. (a few minutes per side)
  5. Place fillets on cookie sheet. Grate cheese over top and dot with butter.
  6. Place briefly in oven or under broiler to crust topping.
  7. Serve with boiled potatoes and a green salad.

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Ready to make Steamed Sole?

Oma's Steamed Sole

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Total Time

25 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 sole fillets (about 1½ pounds)
  • salt, pepper
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ¾ cup vegetable broth (or half white wine)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Instructions:

  1. Sprinkle salt and pepper over sole fillets. Brush with melted butter.
  2. Cut green onions into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Heat oil in frying pan and quickly stir-fry the onions. Add the broth and bring to boil.
  4. Place sole fillets over onions, cover, and let steam for about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove fillets. Stir in sour cream to remaining liquid. Season with salt and pepper. Add parsley.
  6. Serve fish with onion/sauce and rice. A green salad goes great with this.

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Ready to make rolled Sole?

Oma's Rolled Sole with Mushrooms

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

18 minutes

Total Time

28 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 sole fillets (about 1½ pounds)
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt, pepper
  • ½ pound mushrooms, chopped
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth or white wine
  • 2 tablespoons Crème fraîche
  • cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Instructions:

  1. Sprinkle fillets with lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  2. Melt butter in frying pan. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add mushrooms and continue cooking about 5 minutes.
  3. Add wine or broth and Crème fraîche. Stir. Season with salt and cayenne pepper.
  4. Roll fillets and place over the mushroom mixture.
  5. Cover and, over low heat, cook about 8 minutes, until fish is cooked (flakes).
  6. Serve, sprinkled with parsley. Boiled potatoes and a salad are great accompaniments.

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Unless otherwise noted recipe, images and content © Just like Oma | www.quick-german-recipes.com

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