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10 Best Dover Sole Recipes (+ Easy Dinner Ideas)

If you want a restaurant-quality seafood dinner, look no further than these Dover sole recipes!

And you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home. 

10 Best Dover Sole Recipes (+ Easy Dinner Ideas) featuring Sole Fish with Tomato Anchovy and Peppers
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Easy Dover Sole Recipes

With its delicate and mildly sweet flavor, Dover sole is delectable. And it’s easy to prepare! 

Unlike tilapia, cod, or cobia recipes, this white flatfish doesn’t get much attention. But these dishes will change that.

From fish cakes to salads, you’ll find an easy dish to appease that seafood craving. 

So get ready to dive into these Dover sole recipes!

1. Dover Sole with White Wine Caper Sauce

Welcome to the restaurant of your life! Tonight’s special is a pan-fried Dover sole paired with a garlicky white wine caper sauce. 

A light breading of flour gives the filet a crisper texture. The garlic and ancho seasoning adds a hint of flavor. 

The sauce, though, is what makes this dish. Rich, garlicky, buttery, and salty… it’s delish. 

And you can make it in the comfort of your kitchen.

2. Baked Dover Sole

You can never have too many easy seafood recipes on hand. So here’s one fast enough for weekends and hectic workdays alike.

You make a quick lemon garlic butter. Then use it to coat the sole in deliciousness. 

Let the oven do the cooking, then garnish with parsley and capers. 

The entire process takes about 20 minutes. In the meantime, prepare any sides you might fancy. 

Sauteed asparagus, air fryer potatoes, or a green salad keeps things quick and easy. 

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3. Dover Sole Cakes 

Crab cakes better watch out! These Dover cakes are something to write home about. 

I never would have thought to use Dover for fish cakes. 

Salmon, sure. Cod, certainly. But Dover sole?

Despite my skepticism, I am now a firm believer. 

With a few filets, sweet potatoes, Cajun seasoning, and binding agents, these make killer cakes. 

Be sure to chill the cakes so they don’t fall apart. It doesn’t have to take long, but give it at least 15 minutes.

4. Dover Sole Livornese

Livornese is an Italian dish featuring fish poached in a light tomato sauce. 

You can make it with various species of fish, including Dover sole. 

The texture of Dover Sole is unlike other fish. It’s more meaty than flaky, so it is fantastic with this sauce.

Use ripe tomatoes along with olives, garlic, and capers. I also like the added artichokes. So yummy! 

5. Dover Sole with Lemon, Potatoes, Dill, and Leeks

Fresh and quick, this sheet pan dinner makes for a light and nourishing meal.

The mild taste of the sole pairs well with the bright spring flavors. 

New potatoes and leeks make it a bit more substantial. Add fresh dill oil and lemon zest to perk everything up. 

Not only is the process a breeze, but clean-up is too. 

6. Sole Meuniere

This classic French dish is not to be missed!

It’s wonderfully light and flaky with a delicious sauce of brown butter, lemon, and parsley.

That’s right, you only need a handful of ingredients to make this fish shine.

7. Dover Sole with Lemon Risotto

Wondering what to pair with risotto? I enjoy adding a filet of Dover sole. 

The combo of delicate fish and lemony risotto is exquisite. 

Be sure to pat the fish dry, then cook it in butter. The butter makes it extra tasty, and drying helps it cook right. 

Right before serving, top it off with a pinch of parsley. Chili oil is also fabulous if you want a spicy kick.

8. Fillet of Sole

Looking for something different and yet familiar? This fillet of sole is what you need. 

Creamy and cheesy, it’s full of familiar comforts. Yet, the spinach stuffed sole is a new take. 

This cozy meal is a mouthwatering dinner you can pull together in 35 minutes.

Packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals… it comes with just a touch of guilt. 

Because sometimes, it’s good to indulge in fish smothered in a cheesy sauce. #balance

9. Sole with Caramelized Garlic

Do you ever look at a recipe and say I want that now? Then you look at the ingredients and think again. Because they are way too complicated. 

Well, good news. The ingredients for this sole are probably in your kitchen right now. 

Butter, olive oil, lemon, and brown rice flour are what you need. Oh, and about 20 cloves of garlic.  

This Dover sole goes swimmingly with all sorts of sides too. Garlicky mashed potatoes, roasted broccoli, and couscous salad are just a few.

10. Mediterranean Baked Sole Fillet

Trying to eat healthier is no problem at all with this Mediterranean fish.

Cumin and garlic season the sole. It’s just enough to enhance the flavor without being overbearing. 

Then it bakes with lime butter full of shallots, garlic, and capers. 

It’s classy enough for special occasions. Yet, simple enough to feed a family of six any night of the week.

10 Best Dover Sole Recipes (+ Easy Dinner Ideas)

These Dover sole recipes are too tasty to pass up! From baked sole to sole salad, each recipe is light, healthy, and delicious. You’re in for a seafood feast.


  • Dover Sole with White Wine Caper Sauce

  • Baked Dover Sole

  • Dover Sole Cakes

  • Dover Sole Livornese

  • Dover Sole with Lemon, Potatoes, Dill, and Leeks

  • Sole Meuniere

  • Dover Sole with Lemon Risotto

  • Fillet Sole

  • Sole with Caramelized Garlic

  • Mediterranean Baked Sole Fillet


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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