Friday, April 17, 2015

Crispy Asparagus Stuffed Sole #HighLinerSimplyFish

Flaky sole is stuffed with tender asparagus and topped with a crispy bread crumb mixture.

Crispy Asparagus Stuffed Sole #HighLinerSimplyFish

Growing up in Northern Ontario, we always had access to fresh fish, which is one thing I miss, now that we live in a big city. Any chance we get, during the summer, we go fishing with my parents at their cottage. Our catch is immediately cleaned and we feast on fresh cooked fish. You really can't beat that!

Since we don't have access to fresh fish that often here, in Southern Ontario, Hubby and I are always looking for great alternatives at the grocery store. When I heard about High Liner's new Simply Fish line of fish, I was excited to try it. The High Liner name has always meant great quality to us, with over 100 years of heritage in seafood, so I knew this fish would be fantastic. High Liner uses the finest cuts of fish, which means you will be getting the same premium, high quality and responsibly sourced fish, that you've come to expect with High Liner.


Simply Fish can be found in grocery stores throughout Canada, such as Food Basics (50 stores in Ontario), Sobey's (Quebec & West), Metro (Quebec), IGA (Quebec), Safeway, Freshco, Foodland, Real Canadian Superstore, No Frills and Maxi. It comes in 6 varieties- salmon, cod, haddock, sole, tilapia and trout. I found 3 varieties at our local No Frills and decided to bring home some haddock and sole. My family prefers the lighter tasting fish, so these were perfect for us. This protein rich fish, comes in a convenient tray with an absorbent pad, designed to keep the fish fresh.

As soon as I saw the gorgeous fillets of sole, I decided I wanted to stuff them with asparagus. I decided to top the fillets with a crispy bread crumb topping, which I seasoned with lemon pepper. I love lemon with sole, so I knew I wanted to incorporate in somehow. The fish cooked beautifully, it was moist and tender, and the dish looked amazing. Totally something that can be made for a dinner party, since it's a gorgeous way to prepare fish and takes hardly any time to prepare.

Crispy Asparagus Sole #HighLinerSimplyFish

Crispy Asparagus Stuffed Sole

1 pkg High Liner Simple Fish Sole variety
20 asparagus spears, trimmed
1 lemon
1/2 C panko bread crumbs
1 Tbs parmesan cheese
1 tsp lemon pepper
1 Tbs dried parsley
1 Tbs melted butter
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Bring a large skillet filled with 1 inch of water to a boil. Season with salt and add the asparagus spears. Cook 3-5 minutes, until vibrant green and tender crisp. Remove asparagus from water and place in a large bowl of ice water. Drain and pat dry.

In a small bowl combine the bread crumbs, parmesan, lemon pepper and parsley.

Cut lemon in half lengthwise. Cut one half into 5 wedges.

Place Simply Fish fillets on a cutting board and season with salt and pepper. Place one lemon wedge in the center of the fish fillet and top with 4 asparagus spears. Fold ends of the fillets over the asparagus and lemon. Holding ends folded tightly, dip top part of the fish bundle into the bread crumb mixture. Place seam side down onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining fillets.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, until fish flakes easily and bread crumbs begin to brown. Serve with remaining lemon, which has been cut into wedges.

“Disclosure: I am part of the High Liner Simply Fish Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”


Patty Anderson said...

What a great recipe for this flaky white fish! I love sole and asparagus and every other ingredient you used! Presented so nicely too.

nancy@skinnykitchen said...

Such a gorgeous fish dinner Cindy!

Kecia'sFlavor Breakthrough said...

I love this recipe! It has so many lovely flavors which completely complement one another!

Peter @ Feed Your Soul Too said...

What a great looking recipe. The fish looks perfect and the crumble on top is a great accent.

Patricia Conte said...

What a great dish! Love that you've stuffed it with beautiful asparagus -- great springtime addition! Nice!

minnie@thelady8home said...

So tempting looking. Wonderful!!! Loved the recipe and presentation.

April J Harris said...

Love this recipe, Cindy! It's perfect for this time of year with the fresh asparagus. I've always trusted the High Liner brand - my mom used to buy it when I was growing up. Looks like their fish is still just as wonderful as I remember - and I really like how you've made it extra special!

Manila Spoon said...

This is a very beautiful and creative dish! Love that it's perfect for the season as asparagus is aplenty! :)

William said...

This dish is too much yummy. Looks like a delicious and healthy. I like this recipe very much.Thanks for sharing such a great post.