Simply eating

Fish: Plain sole on a plate
July 22, 2013, 19:40
Filed under: 15-30 mins, Fish dishes, Weekend suggestions | Tags:

This is a quick and simple fish dish for when you don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen.

Plain sole on a plate


  • 1-2 plain sole fish
  • 1-2 medium size potatoes or 5-6 small potatoes
  • mustard
  • 1 lime
  • olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • fresh parsley
  • salt & pepper
  • optional: some lettuce leaves or any either green leaves

Cooking time: 5 mins to prepare the fish, 15 mins to cook if you cheat with a microwave, or 45 mins otherwise (boiling the potatoes the traditional way can take 35 mins)

Preparation: As you know, plain sole is a flat fish, which means it does not have only the central bone structure, but many bones on the sides. I prefer to prepare the fish by cutting the exterior small ones. It makes things easier to eat. I normally use simple kitchen scissors.


I prefer to microwave the potatoes because it is much faster. All you need to do is to put them in a plastic bag, seal it and “boil”the small ones for about 3 mins at 850W and the medium ones for about 4.5 mins at 850W.

After you “boiled”the potatoes one way or another, you can start to fry the fish. In a large pan add some olive oil. I like to put a bit  of pepper on the fish before I place it in the pan.The time of cooking depends on the thickness of the fish (5mm thickness in the middle, then you need 3 mins on each side). Be very careful not to overcook the fish,

While cooking the sole you need a pan to saute the potatoes. Add olive oil, potatoes, chopped garlic. Fry for about 3-4 mins and keep on mixing. When golden brown, take them off and add the chopped parsley.

The sauce is my own creation, or at least I would like to think so ;). It is a simple combination of any type of mustard (but as spicy as possible) with lime or lemon juice. Quantities are usually juice from a half lemon or half lime for 1 tea spoon of mustard. Mix well together. It is not a “beautiful” sauce, but it is very delicious and brings value to the dish.



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