West Coast Dover Sole (or Microstomus pacificus for our fellow fish nerds) cooks up quickly with sweet, delicate, and flaky fillets that deserve a place on your table.
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What to Do
- Defrost slow and steady. Move Dover Sole to the fridge 24 hours before you plan to cook it.
- Season well. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and any other spices included in your recipe. Pro Tip: Dover Sole is delicious coated in flour and sautéed (see our recipe video).
- Watch for curling. If your fish fillets are curling up in the pan, feel free to apply light pressure with a spatula.
- Get cooking already!
What Not to Do
- Never defrost in the microwave. No matter how desperate you are. Microwaving the Sole could cost you its nice tender texture.
- Avoid fiddling too much. Dover Sole fillets are extremely delicate and can break if they aren't handled gently. To keep your fillets perfectly intact, try not to flip - if you do, be gentle and use a non-stick pan
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