Martha Momdays: Sauteed Sole

I called this post Martha Momdays instead of Martha Mondays because the recipe chosen for today by Lyndsey at Tiny Skillet, sauteed sole, is exactly how my mom used to make it, or almost. The only difference is that this recipe uses a lot more butter and oil. I doubled this recipe so I could feed four with it. I put the butter and oil in the pan and melted it and it was just too much to my eye. So I scooped out about 2 tbsp. Much better. When we were in Seattle over the summer I had sole at a restaurant there and it was supposed to be sauteed, but it arrived fried to a crisp and I didn’t want to relive that experience!

The sole cooks really quickly  (after being dusted with flour) and then you mix up the quick sauce of pan juice, lemon juice, zest, sliced almonds and parsley. Quick and perfect.

I haven’t had sole in a long time, so this was a treat. I am still trying to work my way through the salmon Mr. MarthaAndMe and DudeMartha caught in Alaska and haven’t been buying much seafood, other then shrimp. I was eyeing up the grouper in the fish store, so I may have to go back and buy some of that for another night.

This is a perfect recipe for a week night when you don’t feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen, but want something delicious and full of flavor.Mr. MarthaAndMe is an especially big fan of this one.

Interested in joining Martha Mondays? Just leave a comment letting me know and I’ll add you to roster. You’ll get a turn to choose a project every couple of months and can cook or craft along with us, posting your results.

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10 Responses to Martha Momdays: Sauteed Sole

  1. Lyndsey says:

    That’s very clever! I know it wasn’t such an original “Martha” recipe, but I thought it looked good and easy for Valentines’s Day. It is a perfect way to make it for a week day dinner. Sole is so nice and mild, this works well with it. My husband came in the kitchen and said mmmthis smells good. I told him it was the butter! 😀

  2. There was a lot of butter when it was cooking and I scooped a bit out and then added it back when I cooked off the lemon juice and parsley. We loved it in our house, it was a great pick. My results are up: http://www.perfectingpru.wordpress.com

  3. Sassy says:

    I’m making mine tonight but I did finally post my Beef Bourguignon results today. Sorry it took me so long. We had lots of illness last week 😦

  4. marthaandme says:

    Sorry to hear that! We’ve been sick too. It’s just the pits isn’t it?

  5. Alene says:

    Sole (grey, Dover, etc.) is SO expensive in the Wash.,DC area that I don’t buy it very often. $17.50 is the price I’ve seen lately. Too too much. So I go for flounder to replace it. Recipe looks good, though, so I’ll give it a try, w/ less butter, which I always do. Thanks Brette! You are great!

  6. marthaandme says:

    Wow! That is pricey! I’ve never had flounder. I’ll have to try it. Yes, definitely too much oil and butter in this one for sure.

  7. Sassy says:

    I used flounder in my version. This was really good! My results are finally up! http://sassysuppers.blogspot.com/2011/02/martha-monday-sauteed-flounder-with.html

  8. marthaandme says:

    Good to know flounder is an excellent alternative. I’m going to try it – I’ve never had it!

  9. Chaya says:

    Hi, I would like to be included in Martha Mondays. Is there a place I could find the guidelines.

    I have wanted to do more Martha cooking so this be fun.

  10. marthaandme says:

    Hi Bizzy. I’ve emailed you and added you to the Martha Mondays blogroll. Details about Martha Mondays are on the Martha Mondays page of this blog (link up at the top of the page).

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