Lemon Sole with Blistered Cherry Tomato Sauce
|September 25, 2013||Posted by Julz under 30 Minute Meals, Fish/Seafood|
Inspiration: My brother makes the most AMAZING sauteed fish dish, which we all call, Randy’s Fish Dish. He roasts garlic and caramelizes onions for an hour, and incorporates almost every fresh herb you can imagine, and a ton of butter. It is really so good. However I could never recreate this masterpiece, so I altered it a bit, and came up with what David and I call “my Italian fish dish”.
Adaptation: There is little I love more than Olive Oil, Garlic, Onion, Fresh Herbs & Tomatoes together. Just like my big bro, I started with garlic, onion and fresh herbs I had in the fridge. (Now I use fresh herbs from my garden – my lemon thyme is especially delightful). After blistering and smushing the tomatoes for juice, then adding white wine & lemon, the Julie Fish Dish was born.
The key to making this delicious sauce is adding and building flavors. Here I just added my cherry tomatoes & fresh herbs to the onions and garlic.
Once the tomatoes have cooked for about 5 minutes and they start to blister, I press down on them lightly with a soft spatula to let out the sweet juices into the sauce. You can see the color of of the sauce is developing.
After you have developed your sauce, add the Fish to the pan, making sure all the sauce surrounds the fish on the sides and on top. At this point I add more lemon and wine and more fresh herbs.
The fish only needs about 5-7 minutes sauteed in your covered pan. Carefully slide your fish onto your plate (it is a flaky fish, so it might break apart easily) and top with the sauce and some fresh parsley.
I made this dish for my cousins Samantha & Sari a few months ago. I served it with roasted Zucchini and Sauteed Wild Mushrooms. Another plating example.