Dieppoise-Style Sole

Credit: Didier Loire
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Step 1: Sole

Scale, dress, and clean the sole. Remove the white and gray skins, then the nervous membrane on the outer parts of the fillets, with a thin bladed knife. Remove the head and tail to obtain nice sections.

Season with fleur de sel, and quickly roast on both sides in a sauté pan with frothy butter. Add the button mushrooms, sweat with the white wine and sauce base, then bake, covered. At the end of cooking time, remove the sole and rest in a warm place.

Step 2: Sauce

Thinly slice the mushrooms, and sweat in 3 1/2 ounces (100 g) of frothy butter. Add the 1 1/4 pounds (600 g) of the sauce base (prepared below), and infuse for 30 minutes.

Sieve through a fine-meshed chinois. Reduce the infusion by half with the 1/2 cup (125 g) of mussel cooking juice (prepared below), then emulsify the rest with butter. Add the reduced cream, check the seasoning, and acidify with a dash of lemon juice at the end.

This recipe was originally published in "Culinary Encyclopedia by Alain Ducasse" (Éditions Alain Ducasse). See all credits

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