Dover Sole with White Wine Caper Sauce

Dover Sole with White Wine and Caper Sauce is an easy, yet elegant dinner to prepare at home.

Although dover soul is such a delicate fish, that is very thin, it stays amazingly tender when prepared this way. And since the Dover sole Fish is the center of the dish,  using a quality fillet is important: A true English Dover sole is preferred.

Obviously you will want to add your favorite vegetables as a side dish. Admittedly we love a simple steamed asparagus, and any roasted veggie. Roasted cauliflower steaks is what we have featured in this dish, but feel free to add a side of rice, or another veggie.

If you do not want to use wine in this recipe, you can substitute vegetable broth, and then add in a teaspoon of lemon juice for the acid. Dover sole comes alive with just a splash of lemon!




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Dover Sole

Dover Sole with White Wine Caper Sauce

  • Author: theperksofbeingus
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


For the Dover Sole:

  • 1 ½ Lbs. Dover Sole filets (8 oz. per person)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tbls Granulated Garlic
  • 2 Tbls Blackened cajun spice

Dover Sole in Seasoned Flour

For the White Wine with Capers Sauce:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 medium shallot finely diced
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic grated
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tablespoon capers drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste.



For the Dover Sole:

  1. Mix flour, garlic and blackened seasoning in a shallow bowl.
  2. Heat 2 Tbls canola oil in a heavy frying pan.
  3. Working in batches of 3-4 filets (depends on the size of your pan), dredge the fillets lightly in the flour mixture.
  4. Place the first batch of filets in the hot oil and cook for 2 minutes. Flip and cook for two more minutes. Remove filets from the pan and keep warm in a 300 degree oven on a cookie sheet.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 until all the filets are cooked.

Dover Sole

For the White Wine with Capers Sauce:

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add in shallot and cook until softened.
  3. Next, stir in garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
  4. Now pour in the wine and simmer for 5 minutes, to cook off alcohol.
  5. Sprinkle in a few red pepper flakes.
  6. Right before serving add capers until warm.
  7. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper.


White Wine Sauce

  • Category: seafood

Keywords: dover sole

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