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Crab Manor Hotel Recipes

Crab & Lobster Lemon Sole 


1 peeled garlic clove

1 handful of drained capers

1 handful of gherkins

6 drained and finely chopped good-quality anchovy fillets in oil

2 finely chopped bunches of fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 bunch of finely chopped fresh basil leaves

1 bunch of finely chopped fresh mint leaves

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

Red wine vinegar

Olive oil

Sea salt & black pepper

300g new potatoes, scrubbed or peeled

4 double sole fillets

300g of plain flour

1 head of purple sprouting broccoli

1 knob of butter

1 lemon


To make the Salsa Verde, finely chop the garlic and put in a bowl. Add the capers, gherkin, anchovies, parsley, basil and mint. Mix in the mustard and one or two tablespoons of red wine vinegar, then three good lugs of olive oil. Add seasoning to taste and more red wine vinegar if required.

Put your new potatoes in a pan of salted water and cook for 15 minutes with lid on. Place the broccoli in a colander and place on top of the potato pan. It will steam cook in four minutes so make sure the potatoes are nearly ready before doing this.

Season the sole fillets with salt, pepper and flour. While the broccoli is steaming, pour olive oil into a large non-stick frying pan and then add the fillets. Cook for a couple of minutes and then turn them over.

At this point add the knob of butter and cook for two more minutes. Once the fillets have cooked on both sides remove the pan from the heat, wait 20 seconds and then squeeze the juice of half a lemon into the pan. It is important that you do not do this straight away or it will burn and ruin the dish.

Place each fillet on a plate with half of the new potatoes and spoon the salsa verde over the top of the fish. Serve with a lemon wedge.