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Sole with Tomatoes & Sage
California

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Effort:
Sched:
DoAhead:  
2 main  
**
3/4 hr  
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A delicious fish dish that's light, easy to make, and doesn't heat the kitchen up. With a serving of steamed rice and a salad it makes a fine summer meal.



12
1/2
8
15
1
1/4
1/16
2
a/r
oz

oz

T
t
t
T
Petrale Sole (1)  
Chili Poblano
Tomato
Sage Leaves, fresh  
Olive Oil ExtV
Salt
Pepper
Butter
Flour
Prep   -   (20 min)
  1. Cut FISH FILETS into 1/2 serving size pieces or as desired.
  2. Char CHILI POBLANO skin with your propane torch and rub it off under cold running water. Seed it and cut into medium dice.
  3. Scald TOMATO 1 minute in boiling water and chill in cold water. Peel and cut into medium dice. Mix with Chili.
  4. Stack SAGE LEAVES and cut into threads.
Run   -   (20 min)
  1. In a small saucepan heat Olive Oil and fry Sage, stirring until it is fragrant and barely starts to crisp.
  2. Stir in Tomato mix and fry stirring until tomatoes are heated through but not getting mushy, season with Salt and Pepper. Take off heat, cover and keep warm.
  3. Melt Butter in your cast iron fish frying pan. Dust Fish Fillets lightly with flour and fry gently on both sides until cooked through and lightly golden.
  4. Serve warm with warm sauce spooned over.
NOTES:
  1. Petrale Sole:   This is a small sole much sold here in Southern California (though it is often actually Grey Sole - there's no reason to care). Other sole or flounders can be used, or other mild light colored fish fillets that aren't too thick (talapia, for instance).
    Do Not Use Pacific "Dover Sole", more properly called "Slime Fish" - it's unrelated to European "Dover Sole" / "Common Sole", doesn't cook well and is mainly used is as scrap fish to feed minks on fur farms - or to unsuspecting consumers.
  2. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch, ar=as required tt=to taste
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