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Sole Almondine in Brown Butter


  • 6 sole fillets
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 stick butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, divided
  • salt and pepper to season

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cook Time:

10 minutes



This is an elegant and simple fish dish.

Why Try? A truly fast food, this uncomplicated fish entrée can be served with easy and quick sides like buttered new potatoes and peas.

Foodie Byte: Today, sole can be found in most groceries, either frozen or fresh. If you prefer, this flatfish could be substituted with flounder or trout. The name “sole” comes from its shape and resemblance to a sandal or sole of a shoe.


  1. Season fillets with salt and pepper and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté fillets in 2 tablespoons butter until the fish is lightly browned.
  3. Remove fillet and place in a warmed serving dish.
  4. Return the same skillet to heat. Add the remaining butter and cook until the sizzling begins to lessen and stir in the sliced almonds and remaining lemon juice. When the almonds start to take on color, pour golden butter sauce with almonds over the fish and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Calories 304, Carbohydrates 3g, Cholesterol 114mg, Fat 23g, Fat Calories 204, Fiber 1g, Protein 22g, Saturated Fat 11g, Sodium 485mg. Daily Values: Calcium 63.14mg 6%, Phos 459.67mg 46%, Copper 0.13mg 7%, Zinc 0.82mg 5%, Panto 0.38mg 4%, Biotin 5.79mcg 1930%, Iodine 0.18mcg 0%, Magnesium 54.45mg 14%, Iron 0.64mg 4%, Vitamin B6 9%, Vitamin C 7%, Vitamin B12 31%, Vitamin D 49%, Vit E-a-Toco 13%, Vitamin A 11%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.