Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lemon Dill Sole & Green Beans

Flaky sole is paired with tender crisp green beans and seasoned with fresh dill and lemon.

I just LOVE dill! I use it dry, or fresh, in many of the dishes I make. I season potatoes with it, I bake bread or biscuits with it, I pair it with chicken and fish. The smell is intoxicating and the flavour is something I just can't get enough of. After picking some dill, at the farmers market, I indulged my cravings by adding it to boy scout potatoes, and making a wonderful garlic scape-dill pesto. When the kids requested fish for dinner one night, I decided to pair the fish with some dill and lemon. I also had some gorgeous fresh green beans, so I decided to add them to the mix.

I absolutely loved this dish! I sautéed the green beans to just tender crisp and topped them with the fish and threw it all in the oven for a few minutes. Not only did I only use one pan, dinner was ready in just under 20 minutes. How awesome is that? The kiddos enjoyed this. They LOVE dill pickles, so dill is an herb I know they will like. The fish was moist and flaky, the green beans tangy and crisp. This would be a wonderful light, weeknight meal.

Lemon Dill Sole & Green Beans

1 small onion
3 Tbs olive oil
1 lb fresh green beans
zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbs fresh dill, divided
salt & pepper
8 sole filets

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

In a large oven safe skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once oil begins to ripple, add in the onion. Cook onion until translucent; about 3 minutes. Add in the green beans and season with salt and pepper. Sautee until beans become tender crisp; about 4 minutes. Add in 1 Tbs of dill and half the lemon juice; toss to coat.

Season the fish with salt, pepper, fresh dill and lemon zest. Place fish on top of the green beans and drizzle with remaining lemon juice. Place in oven and cook for 7-10 minutes; until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Serve with lemon wedges.

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