Sole Meunière: Fish pan-fried in a lemon-butter sauce. 10 minute meal! Recipe via

Sole Meuniere

Dover sole pan-fried in brown butter and topped with a delectable lemon-butter sauce. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 448 kcal


  • 1 fillet of dover sole
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter divided
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • parsley to garnish


  1. Rinse fish under cold water, then pat dry. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Pour the milk into a large, shallow bowl. Pour the flour onto a large dinner plate. Dip both sides of the fish in the milk, then transfer to the flour. Rub flour into both sides of the fish. Shake off excess flour.
  3. Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons of the butter in a pan over medium high heat. Cook the fish on the first side for 2 1/2 minutes. Then flip over and cook for another 1 1/2 minutes.
  4. Remove the fish from the pan. Pour out the butter and rinse the pan under water. Add the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter and melt over medium heat. Then add the juice of the lemon and give the pan a swirl. Remove the pan from the heat.
  5. Pour the butter sauce over the fish and garnish with parsley (and lemon wedges, if desired).