Sole Meunière Recipe
Sole Meunière is an exquisite French classic, celebrated for its delicate yet vibrant flavors and timeless elegance. This dish epitomizes the art of French cuisine with its simple preparation, showcasing the purity and freshness of the main ingredient - dover sole. Bathed in luscious brown butter and served with lemon, Sole Meunière strikes a harmonious balance between richness and zesty brightness, making it a culinary masterpiece. It has been said it was this dish that caused Julia Child to fall in love with French cuisine.
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 4 dover sole fillets, patted dry
salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 Tablespoons clarified butter, divided
- 2 Tablespoons minced parsley
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges, for serving
- Season both sides of sole with salt and pepper.
- Place flour in a shallow bowl or plate.
- Dredge each fillet in flour. Shake each fillet to remove excess flour.
Heat 2 Tablespoons of butter in a large pan over medium-high heat until bubbling.
- Working in batches, place fillets in the pan for about 2-3 minutes per side until cooked.
- Wipe the pan clean, add the remaining butter, and heat until melted and bubbling.
- Pour the melted butter over fillets and top with parsley.
- Serve immediately with lemon wedges.