Sole veronique recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 30mins to prepare and 20mins to cook
  • 409 calories / serving
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This classic French dish is famed for its delicacy and always impresses guests  which makes it an ideal choice when you're planning your next dinner party.

Place the grapes into a bowl, pour over boiling water and leave for 1 minute. Refresh in cold water and slip off the skins using a small sharp knife and cut in half lengthways. Place into a bowl, cover and chill until needed.

Cut each sole fillet in half lengthways, season well and then roll up tightly keeping the skinned side inside.

Melt a little butter in a large frying pan, place the rolled fillets into the pan with 2 sprigs of tarragon and then pour over the vermouth or wine.

Place the pan over a medium heat and bring up to simmering point, cover and poach for 3-4 minutes.

Transfer the sole to a warm serving dish and cover lightly with foil and place the fish poaching liquid over a high heat a bubble until it has reduced to one third of its volume.

Preheat the grill to high.

Melt butter in a small saucepan, add the plain flour and stir to make a smooth paste. Cook for 2 minutes over a low heat to cook out the flour and then gradually add the reduced poaching liquid, the double cream and milk whisking until it is all incorporated and you have a light sauce the thickness of single cream.

Season with a little salt and black pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice. Loosen with a little warm water if the sauce is too thick. 

Pour the sauce over the poached fish, scatter with the prepared grapes and place under the grill for 3-4 minutes or until it is golden brown on top. Scatter with a little more chopped tarragon. Serve 3 sole fillets per person.

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  • Ingredients

  • 125g (4oz) white grapes
  • 9 lemon soles fillets, skinned
  • 30g (1oz) butter, plus extra for frying
  • small bunch fresh tarragon
  • 300ml (1/2 pint) vermouth or dry white wine
  • 2tbsp Finest plain flour
  • 200ml (1/3 pint) Finest extra thick double cream
  • 100ml (3 1/2fl oz) milk
  • squeeze of lemon juice
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  • Energy 1703kj 409kcal 20%
  • Fat 26g 37%
  • Saturates 17.9g 75%
  • Sugars 5g 6%
  • Salt 0.4g 7%

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Carbohydrate 8.5g Protein 27.8g Fibre 0.4g

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