Recipe by Crafty Lady 13
I found this recipe on the Progresso website. I haven't had a chance to try it, but it sounds interesting. This recipe contains panko-crusted sole (or other thin white fish fillets) and is garnished with a mixture of garlic, serrano or jalapeno chiles, basil and grated orange peel.
Top Review by TasteTester
This recipe has been included in book#246531. I wish I could give this recipe 10 stars -- it is that good! I used thin tilapia fillets and they turned out really moist and crunchy. The garnish is what really took the dish over the top; I have never fried basil before and was wondering what it would taste like. It is one of the best garnishes I have ever had. I sampled the garnish when it was almost done and was so busy getting it on the table that I just grabbed a pinch of the orange zest. After I fried the fish I wiped out the pan before I added the garlic, jalapeno and basil so the garnish would not have the little bits of the fish coating in it. The whole family wants me to make this recipe again this week and I'll make sure to add all of the orange zest. I've only had two recipes before that I thought I'd like to give more than 5 stars and now I'll add this to them. This is the best of the best. Thanks for posting this superb recipe.
For the Sole
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 1⁄2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon gray salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 3 eggs, well beaten
- 1 1⁄2 cups panko breadcrumbs, crispy breadcrumbs
- 1 lb petrale sole (8-12 fillets) or 1 lb other thin white fish fillet, cleaned, skinned (8-12 fillets)
- 1⁄3-1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil
For the Garnish
- 2 tablespoons thinly sliced garlic
- 1 serrano peppers or 1 jalapeno chile, thinly sliced
- gray salt (optional)
- fresh ground black pepper (optional)
- 1 1⁄2 cups fresh basil leaves
- 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
Directions See How It's Made
- In small bowl, mix flour, chili powder, 1 tablespoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Line up 3 like-sized baking dishes or shallow bowls. Place flour mixture in first dish. Place beaten eggs in second dish. In third dish, place bread crumbs. To bread fish fillets, coat with flour mixture, dip into eggs, then coat with bread crumbs. Set aside on platter or baking tray.
- In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1/3 cup oil over high heat. Add half of the fillets, cook about 2 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Turn fish; cook other side about 1 minute. Remove from skillet to warmed serving platter, cover to keep hot. Cook remaining fillets, adding more oil if neccesary. Move remaining cooked fillets to platter, cover to keep hot.
- Add garlic an chile to hot oil in skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Add basil; cook and stir 2 minutes to crisp. Toss in orange peel.
- Arrange fillets on serving platter or individual plates, top with the basil, garlic and orange mixture.