Dover Sole a la Meuniere

Recipe by: The Cornish Fishmonger

Dover Sole a la Meuniere

Image | The Cornish Fishmonger

Method: 

Firstly, soften some butter in a bowl. Add the juice of half a lemon and the chopped fresh herbs.

Place the mixture on to some cling film or grease proof paper and roll in to a sausage shape, twisting the ends to tightly compress the mixture. Place in the fridge to chill. (Flavoured butter will keep in the freezer for many weeks and is ideal for using with many dishes).

Heat a non stick frying pan, add some vegetable oil and place the fish skin side downwards into the hot oil. Turn the fish once you have a golden, crispy skin. (Fillets will cook within two to 3 minutes; whole fish will take longer: 5 to 7 minutes. If you prefer, once the fish has been turned over cooking can finish in a moderate oven).

Remove the fish from the pan and lay onto hot plates. Return the pan to a moderate heat and add some of the flavoured butter, allow to brown (but not burn). Finish with a squeeze of lemon and a roundel of butter.

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The Cornish Fishmonger

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Ingredients

Cooking time: 10 minutes
 
1 Dover Sole per person (whole or filleted)
Unsalted butter (allow 50g per person)
Lemon (juiced)
Parsley / Dill / Coriander or chervil (chopped)
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Beam Trawling

Off Cornwalls North Coast

Beam trawls are nets with a steel beam that holds the net open. The belly of the net is made of chains and the upper surface of the net is mesh. Beam trawlers pull two nets along the seabed simultaneously.

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Demersal Trawl

Off Cornwalls North Coast

Demersal trawls are large nets that are pulled through the water with the bottom edge of the net touching the seabed. At each edge the net is pulled open by metal ‘trawl doors’. Sometimes referred to as Otter trawling.

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Demersal Trawl

Off Cornwall's South Coast

Demersal trawls are large nets that are pulled through the water with the bottom edge of the net touching the seabed. At each edge the net is pulled open by metal ‘trawl doors’. Sometimes referred to as Otter trawling.

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Beam Trawling

Off Cornwall's South Coast

Beam trawls are nets with a steel beam that holds the net open. The belly of the net is made of chains and the upper surface of the net is mesh. Beam trawlers pull two nets along the seabed simultaneously.

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Gill Netting

Off Cornwall's south Coast

Gill nets are lightweight nets made of nylon (monofilament) fishing line that are anchored to the seabed and are used to catch fish by entangling the gills.

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