Lemon sole (Microstomus kitt) is a type of flatfish found in the seas of northern Europe that has a sweet, delicate flavor and texture. This fish contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids and you can cook it quickly and easily by pan-frying it, dusted in flour, for a simplified sole meuniere. For a flavorful, healthy dinner, prepare your lemon sole fillets with fresh lemon juice, herbs and seasonings, and serve it with pasta, rice or vegetables.
Use tweezers to remove any bones from your lemon sole fillets before rinsing them. Pat them dry with paper towels and put them on a plate.
Sprinkle salt, pepper and any other seasonings you like on your lemon sole fillets to give them some flavor.
Place a thin layer of flour on a plate. This will coat your fish for pan frying, preventing the meat of this fragile fish from falling apart when cooking. You can use whole wheat flour if desired for a healthier option that is rich in fiber.
Dredge your seasoned lemon sole fillets through the flour on both sides; add more flour if necessary. Shake off the excess flour and put the fillets aside.
Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add fragrant vegetables and herbs like parsley, chives, peeled garlic or onions to the oil to give the fish some flavor when pan-frying it.
Place the flour-dusted lemon sole fillets in the pan with the olive oil and vegetables. Squeeze half of a fresh lemon over the fillets to add some zing to your fish and tenderize it as well.
Cook the fillets for about two minutes on each side or until the fish reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit when tested with a meat thermometer. The fish should appear golden and flake when prodded with a fork.
Add a little more olive oil and the juice of the other half of your lemon to the skillet. Cook over medium heat along with some capers to create a sauce for your fish. If desired, slice up another lemon and cook the slices in the olive oil for a few minutes, just until golden on both sides.
Pour the sauce over the fish and place a few cooked lemon slices over each fillet for added flavor.