Poached Sole in a Lemon Caper Sauce

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Poached Sole in a Lemon Caper Sauce


4 4 ounce fillets of Sole

2 tablespoons Butter

1/3 cup dry White Wine

1/4 cup fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 cup Capers

Lemon Slices, for garnish

Fresh Basil, for garnish

Salt, to taste

Black Pepper, to taste


In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Once butter has melted, add wine, lemon juice, and capers to the pan. Bring sauce to a simmer, cook for 3-4 minutes. While sauce is simmering, season the sole with salt and pepper on both sides. Add the sole to the pan, with the side that previously had the skin down.

Poach sole gently in the simmering sauce for 5 minutes. Tilt the pan down slightly and catch some of the sauce on a large spoon. Spoon the sauce over each fillet of fish. Do this repeatedly for about 5 minutes to fully flavor and cook the fish. Once the entire fillet of fish is opaque, it has finished cooking. Garnish with fresh basil and lemon slices.