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Sole with Sate Sauce Recipe | Everyday Dishes

Sole with Sate Sauce Recipe | Everyday Dishes

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Course Main Courses, Seafood
Servings 4


  • 1 oz (5 g) butter
  • 1 shallot, very finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon each, chopped chives, tarragon and parsley
  • Grated rind of 1/2 lemon
  • 8 Dover or lemon sole fillets
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4-5 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs
  • Oil, for deep-frying
  • #To Garnish#
  • Fresh noodles
  • Snipped chives
  • Lime or lemon wedges (optional) sate sauce:
  • 1 teaspoon each, coriander, cumin and fennel seeds, crushed
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 oz (125 g) crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon soft dark brown sugar
  • 2 green chillies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 5 oz (150 g) creamed coconut, dissolved in 3/4 pint (450 ml) hot water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon or lime juice


  • First make the sate sauce. Heat the wok, add the crushed seeds and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, peanut butter, sugar, chillies and coconut milk, stir well and cook gently for 7-8 minutes. Stir in the lemon or lime juice. Cover and keep warm.
  • Melt the butter in a pan, add the shallot and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the herbs and lemon rind. Cool slightly, then divide among the fish. Roll up each fillet and secure with wooden cocktail sticks. Dip each fillet in the beaten egg, then coat in the breadcrumbs.
  • Heat the oil in a wok or deep-fryer, add the sole fillets and deep-fry the fillets for 4-5 minutes, until golden. Drain on kitchen paper and arrange on a warmed serving dish. Add the fresh noodles to the wok and deep-fry for 2 minutes. Drain on kitchen paper.
  • To serve, divide the sate sauce among 4 warmed individual plates, arrange the noodles over the sauce and top with the sole fillets. Garnish with snipped chives and serve with lime or lemon wedges, if liked.
Keyword Fish recipes