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“There are hundreds of different types of sole,” Jacques Pepin says in our video guide to preparing sole. “The flesh is so firm you can salt it like a steak.” In addition to learning how to prepare this delicious, delicately flavored fish from one of the master chefs, the F&W guide to sole will show you how to make the classic preparation of sole meuniere with white wine, lemon juice, capers and parsley. There are also elegant fish dishes, like Chef Kuniko Yagi’s seared sole with lime sauce, and healthy dishes that the family will love, like a vegetable-packed minestrone with sole.

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Hazelnut-Crusted Sole with Rosemary

Rosemary is not a classic pairing with delicate white fish, but here it is balanced by sweet and nutty hazelnuts and bright, acidic lemon to add a savory, herbal note to this dish.

Brown Butter Sole with Herb Salad

This elegant dish is incredibly simple. If your fishmonger doesn’t have smaller grey sole fillets, buy two larger 8- to 10-ounce fillets and halve them crosswise. Slideshow: More Fast Fish Recipes 

Easy Sole Recipes

There are hundreds of different types of sole, and the flesh is so firm you can salt it like a steak. Try making a classic sole meuniere, cooked with white wine, lemon juice, capers and parsley, or try fillets baked in a rich, herbed wine sauce for a satisfying supper. Here, five ways to cook sole.

Pilaf Rice and Sole Meunière

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Here, star chef Ludo Lefebvre's easy version of the classic French dish sole menunière. For a step-by-step guide to making this dish, see  this video.   Slideshow: More Whole Fish Recipes 

Seared Sole With Lime Sauce

This quick Thai-inspired sauce is a weeknight miracle for any flaky white fish. Chef Kuniko Yagi of L.A.’s Hinoki & the Bird prefers making the sauce with spicy Thai bird chiles; for less fire, you can remove the seeds or substitute serranos. Slideshow:  More Seafood RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Chefs' Easy Weeknight Dinners

Sole Fillets with Herbed Wine Sauce

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A simple vermouth- and herb-spiked cream sauce is incredibly delicious over tender, flaky pieces of fresh sole. Slideshow:  More Fast Fish Recipes 
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