The simple dish is a great way to serve fresh fish.

Celebrate Bastille Day on July 14 with this light French dish. Pan-fried sole and mushroom drizzled with a butter sauce is a typical French country-style recipe. The simple dish is a great way to serve fresh fish. A meuniere is a miller’s wife, and literally translated the dish means cooked the way a miller’s wife cooks.

Small red potatoes and green beans complement the sole. The recipe can be cooked in the microwave or sautéed. I have given a recipe for both.

Helpful hints:

Fillets from any flat fish can be used such as flounder, trout or snapper.

Add to the cooking time for a thicker fish.

Count 10 minutes cooking time for a 1-inch thick fillet.

Any type of sliced mushrooms can be used.


Start potatoes boiling first.

Prepare beans.

Cook fish.

Finish potatoes and beans.

Shopping list:

To buy: 3/4-pound sole fillet, 1/4-pound sliced baby bello mushrooms, 1 small bunch parsley, 1 small bunch chives, 3/4-pound red potatoes, 1/2-pound green beans, 2 lemons and 1 can olive oil spray.

Staples: flour, olive oil, butter, salt and black peppercorns.

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