My Dover Sole Story
Big Larry, a larger than life character who appreciates the finer things, always touted Dover Sole. “If it’s on the menu,” he’d say, “it’s worth getting one for the table. It’s a delicacy. It’s white fish but tastes like lobster.”
He was right about it tasting like lobster. According to the Trader Joes packaging, “Dover Sole is tender and flaky with a mild, sweet almost buttery flavor. It is best served pan-sauteed.” My question is, does Dover Sole really need to be sauteed in butter if it already tastes like butter naturally? My guess is no. (But I’m guessing it’d be delicious in a dairy-free version of this Chipotle Pepper Cream Sauce, coming soon to Life is NOYOKE.)
Dover Sole has always been sold as a delicacy. But, is Dover Stole still a delicacy if it can be found with the other frozen fish at Trader Joes? Probably depends who you ask. I say why not?
Useful Tips for Easy Dover Sole
This easy fish recipe is good for busy guys and gals. It’s very simple to make and very hard to mess-up.
Who knew making baked Dover Sole was so easy? Salt, pepper, extra virgin olive oil, done. Whip up some fish sauce if you’re feeling fancy.
Easy, healthy, quick white fish recipe using dover sole.
- dover sole fillets
- extra virgin olive oil
- Defrost Dover Sole Fillets (throw in fridge night before)
- Preheat oven to 425 (don’t preheat night before. wait until you’re actually going to cook the fish)
- Drizzle olive oil on roasting pan and on top of Dover Sole Fillets
- Add salt & pepper
- Cook for 3 minutes
- Flip fish (careful, the fish will probably be delicate and not flip like you might expect)
- Cook for another 5 minutes
- Fish should be opaque, but not dry.
- Nutrition facts based on 4 oz fillets
- One pack comes with about one pound (16oz).
- Most people will want at least two fillets, so we said this recipe serves two people