Lemon Sole Doria

12 Nov

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.

Serves 2.

  • 2 fillets lemon sole
  • 1/2 cucumber
  •  1 shallot, sliced into thin rings
  • knob of butter
  • salt and black pepper
  1. Chop the cucumber into very small pieces, keeping the skin on.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve on a plate with the cucumber garnish drizzled over the top, and some boiled potatoes, if you like!

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One Response to “Lemon Sole Doria”

  1. dianemavity November 12, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    lovely Anna looks lovely

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