We used lemon sole, a flaky, mild-tasting white fish. At the market, look for flat fish such as sole or flounder; Pacific-caught are the most sustainable. Tilapia works well, too. Serve it with steamed new potatoes and sauteed spinach.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Season fish fillets with salt; dust with Wondra flour. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until foamy. Add fish. Cook for 1 minute. Flip, add lemon slices, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes more until opaque.

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Cook's Notes

This method showcases the fish's delicate texture. You can use the pan drippings to create a quick sauce.

Variations

On the TV show, Martha used 2 (4-ounce) tilapia fillets.

Reviews (4)

57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 4
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03/06/2011
this was a perfect way to prepare sole, light, simple and elegant . I had it all for myself, Happy i didn't have to share....maybe next time.
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02/25/2010
thank you so much, this is what i thought it would be
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02/25/2010
thank you so much, this is what i thought it would be
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04/03/2009
This was good, but I think I had an allergic reaction to the fish! http://marthaandme.wordpress.com/2009/04/02/heart-and-sole/