Easy Trout or Sole Meuniere

Topped with a classic browned butter and lemon sauce, plus a sprinkling of parsley, Sole Meuniere is a flavorful and elegant entree that is easy to prepare.Topped with a classic browned butter and lemon sauce, plus a sprinkling of parsley, Sole Meuniere is a flavorful and elegant entree that is easy to prepare.

Sometimes simple is, well… Just. Plain. Simple.  Emphasis on plain.  But other times, simple falls closer to pure.  Intensely pure. That’s where I’d put Sole Meuniere.  Whether it is made with sole–or with the alternative trout. 

With browned butter and lemon permeating a delicately flavored fish, three simple flavors merge into a perfect fusion.  Count me in! 

Topped with a classic browned butter and lemon sauce, plus a sprinkling of parsley, Sole Meuniere is a flavorful and elegant entree that is easy to prepare.

Sole Meuniere

On a recent Captiva vacation, I decided to try preparing this for a dinner for eight.  Shortly after joining friends there, I had learned about the custom of timeshare unit dinner parties.  And I was soooo in!  What a perfect opportunity to test out a new recipe!  

Topped with a classic browned butter and lemon sauce, plus a sprinkling of parsley, Sole Meuniere is a flavorful and elegant entree that is easy to prepare.

Up close

On a day trip to Naples, I managed to secure eight reasonably-sized trout filets at a specialty food store.  The beautiful Captiva farmer’s market supplied most of the rest of my needs and we were in business.   

Brand new recipe, dinner party with new acquaintances. Hmmm.  Well, I’ve lived dangerously before.   

Frying Sole Meuniere

Fry side one

Fry Sole Meuniere

Turn when golden, about 2 minutes

But Trout (or Sole) Meuniere turned out to be a near-perfect party dish, even when made on the spot for eight.  I fried two filets at a time, two minutes per side, then transferred to the oven to stay warm for just 16 minutes in total.  This meant I could partake in appetizers then prepare the entree while everyone enjoyed the soup course.

Helpfully, the other dishes could all be made ahead including Key Lime Pie, Egg Lemon Soup with Spinach, Confetti Corn and Salad.

Topped with a classic browned butter and lemon sauce, plus a sprinkling of parsley, Sole Meuniere is a flavorful and elegant entree that is easy to prepare.

Served!

After making Trout or Sole Meuniere with trout in Captiva, I wanted to reprise it with sole which I found at home.  Both versions were delicious and the only advantage I found was that the trout still had the skin on which meant it held together slightly better.   

Totally a keeper!

Trout or Sole Meuniere
Serves 4
Topped with a classic browned butter and lemon sauce, plus a sprinkling of parsley, Sole Meuniere is a flavorful and elegant entree that is easy to prepare.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
314 calories
9 g
92 g
23 g
18 g
12 g
115 g
677 g
0 g
1 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
115g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314
Calories from Fat 201
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g
35%
Saturated Fat 12g
59%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 92mg
31%
Sodium 677mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates 9g
3%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 0g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A
16%
Vitamin C
16%
Calcium
5%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 sole or trout fillets
  2. 1/3 cup flour
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. ¼ teaspoon pepper
  5. 6 tablespoons butter
  6. ¼ cup lemon juice
  7. Zest from 1 lemon
  8. 3 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  9. Additional salt at serving
Instructions
  1. Mix flour salt and pepper in pie plate. Pat fillets dry then dip in flour mixture to coat.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large frying pan. Fry two fillets about 2 minutes until golden then turn. Add an additional tablespoon butter and half of the lemon and lemon juice. Cook an additional 2 minutes until cooked through. Remove fish and sauce to a plate and keep warm in oven.
  3. Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients.
  4. Plate the fillets, sprinkle with parsley and re-salt lightly before serving (the re-salting was surprisingly important to the final flavor).
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calories
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fat
23g
protein
18g
carbs
9g
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6 thoughts on “Easy Trout or Sole Meuniere

  1. PATRICE PELTIER

    We were lucky enough to be part of the “time share dinner party.” Inger’s dinner was FABULOUS! We liked the trout so much we’re making it for our special Valentine’s Day Dinner. Thank you, Inger!!!!

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