Aside from Cioppino, I’m not crazy about fish for dinner. Most people who don’t love fish just leave it at that. They’ve accepted it. I wish I were more like them. Instead, I find myself obsessing over finding seafood dishes that I can actually get excited about. I’m always looking for “the one that didn’t get away” in the recipe department. I’ve finally found my catch of the day thanks to celebrity chef and cookbook author Ina Garten, my favorite Barefoot Contessa. This simple skillet dish is called Sole Meunière (pronounced “mah-nyear”). But don’t let the name scare you. Meunière is really a fancy word for fish Sautéed in butter and sprinkled with lemon juice and chopped parsley. That’s pretty much it! Once you grate and squeeze the lemons, the entire process only takes about five minutes, and it goes right from the skillet to the table. Not only have I never “Meunière” something but I’ve never had Dover Sole, so this week I experiences two “firsts” in the kitchen. Is Sole Meunière destined to be one of my go-to dishes? I can answer that by telling you how many times I’ve made it since discovering it. Let’s just say a lot. Sole Meunière is the perfect catch for dinner any night of the week.
Watch my How to Video for Sole Meunière here!