Dover sole is one of my favorite dishes. It reminds me most of New York City and the iconic restaurants that have served this dish, especially during festive times around the holidays. I enjoy the presentation of the fish, which is generally done at the table; the energy and nostalgia of this process speaks to me of the holidays in Manhattan.
Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian
Total:
30 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
30 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the flour in a shallow dish large enough for the whole fish. Season the flour with salt and pepper. Dredge the fish to lightly coat and set aside.

In a saute pan large enough to fit the whole fish, heat the clarified butter over medium-high heat. When the fat begins to lightly smoke, place the fish in the pan and cook, without moving, until browned, about 4 minutes. Turn the fish over and repeat on the other side. Transfer the fish to the oven on a sheet tray fitted with a rack. Cook until tender and cooked through at the thickest part of the spine, 8 to 10 minutes.

Heat the same saute pan with the high-fat butter it butter begins to lightly brown. Add the lemon juice (as much or as little as you like) to stop the cooking. Add the capers and finish with the parsley. Taste the sauce and season if necessary with more pepper but not salt because of the capers.

Rest the fish, then serve whole with the sauce poured over the top.

Cook's Note

Ask your butcher to clean the fish for you. It is important to not season the sauce too much before adding the capers because of their high salt content.

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