It’s been hot here in New York City which means that I really don’t want to cook for very long and I don’t want anything too heavy. That led me to think about making fish. I picked up a fillet of sole at the store and got to cooking. Since it’s a pretty light white fish, and the cut I got was pretty thin, it doesn’t take too long to cook. I decided to add some flavor by dredging it in a mix of flour, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme and Old Bay Seasoning. Just a little bit of each, mixed it together and covered the fish. I melted about 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet, let it melt and added the fish. I cooked it for about 3 minutes on each side, until it was a little browned by the butter. I served it with a side of mixed vegetables (frozen, I will admit). It was a great summer dinner and perfect for weeknights, not weekends like today. Next time I may add a bit more the spices to the flour, but it is really up to you how much you add. Enjoy and happy cooking!

Apologies for the half-eaten-dinner photo

Recipe: Quick Fillet of Sole Dinner (added post-first-publication)

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Old Bay
  • Fillet of Sole
  • 2 tablespoons of butter

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a small bowl. Dredge the sole in the flour mixture. Melt the butter in a skillet on medium-high heat. Put the sole in the skillet. Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, until slightly browned. Serve.