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Pan-fried lemon sole with caper sauce and lentils

A delicate dish with delicious flavours
  • Serves 4
  • 25 minutes cooking time
lemon sole

  • 250g puy lentils
  • 250g spinach
  • 4 Quinlan’s lemon sole fillets
  • 4 tbsp seasoned plain flour
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp capers in brine
  • Juice 2 lemons
  • Handful fresh flatleaf parsley

  1. Cook the lentils in a pan according to the packet instructions. Boil a kettle of water. Put the spinach in a colander and pour over the boiled water to wilt.
  2. Dust the Lemon Sole  with the flour, shaking off the excess. Around 6-7 minutes before the lentils are ready, heat a generous glug of the oil in a large frying pan. When hot, cook the fish skin-side up for 1 minute or until golden. Carefully turn and cook on the other side for 2 minutes.
  3. Drain and rinse the capers, then add to the fish with the lemon juice and 50ml water. Cook for 1-2 minutes to warm through. Roughly chop the parsley and scatter over, then set the pan aside.
  4. Drain the lentils, then return to the pan and toss the spinach through. Season.
  5. Divide the lentils among 4 plates or shallow bowls, then top each with a fillet of fish, spooning over the capers and juices from the pan.