Sole Fillets in Lemon Butter Recipe
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Sole Fillets in Lemon Butter Recipe

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This is such a speedy, no-fuss and delicious way to prepare fish. My son started requesting this "fish with crackers" as a little boy, and he still asks for it as an adult today. —Barbara Sharon, Plymouth, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 sole fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 213 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 377mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat.


  1. Place the sole in an ungreased microwave-safe 11-in. x 7-in. dish; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the butter, parsley and lemon juice; pour over fillets. Sprinkle with cracker crumbs. Microwave, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with paprika. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Sole Fillets in Lemon Butter in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p56

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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GwendolynRene User ID: 1088130 62443
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"I am always mistrustful of microwave recipes, but this one made a believer out of me! easy and delicious!"

becky6319 User ID: 4496267 153122
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"I have used this recipe for a couple of years. It is sooooo good as well as easy. I often substitute the herb flavored All Bran garlic herb crackers for the bread crumbs."

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