I love when I’m reading and there’s a brief mention of some recipe or food I’ve never heard of.
This is how I learned about this one, in my Cook’s Book of Ingredients 🙂
It’s an encyclopaedia of pretty much every ingredient in the world, and sometimes it mentions classic recipes in which certain ingredients are used.
As it was only mentioned in passing, I had no idea what lemon sole doria was, so I set to researching and it took me a fairly long time to find out!
It turns out that it’s a traditional French recipe for a garnish of fried cucumber. It’s unusual, but everything goes together really well.
- 2 fillets lemon sole
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 shallot, sliced into thin rings
- knob of butter
- salt and black pepper
- Chop the cucumber into very small pieces, keeping the skin on.
- Heat the butter in a frying pan and, when hot, add the cucumber and shallot. Fry for 10-15 minutes, or until softened and slightly browned. Season well, then remove from the pan and set aside.
- Add a little oil to the same pan and heat. When very hot, add the sole fillets and fry for 4-5 minutes either side or until cooked through.
- Serve on a plate with the cucumber garnish drizzled over the top, and some boiled potatoes, if you like!