Easy Pan Fried Sole Fish With Lemon-Butter Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a pretty basic recipe but it is just delicious! You can use lemon pepper in place of black pepper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the flour with seasoned salt and pepper in a shallow dish.
  2. Dredge the fish fillets in the flour mixture.
  3. Heat a large skillet over high heat.
  4. Add in about 3 tablespoons butter to the hot skillet.
  5. Saute the fillets in 2 batches, cooking on each side (on high heat about 2 minutes per side) or until just cooked through; transfer the fish to a plate to keep warm.
  6. Add in the remaining 4 tablespoons butter and cook until golden in colour; add in lemon juice, bring to a boil and add in the parsley.
  7. Season the sauce with salt and pepper.
  8. Pour the warm sauce over the fish.
  9. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Very good, easy and fast! I used rice flour to get an even brown without overcooking the fish and only a dash of salt. Excellent dinner! Thanks for sharing!

SusieQusie March 06, 2007

My grocery store did not have any sole filets, so I used Tilapia. The simple recipes always seem to be the best. We enjoyed this very much. Added a small handful of sliced almonds to the butter and sauteed them before adding the lemon juice. Wonderful! Thanks Kit.

Marie April 11, 2006

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