Sweeney’s Sultry Sole Bonne Femme

Ingredients for 4 servings

1 tablespoon olive oil
4 filets of sole, rinsed and patted dry
3/4 cup fish stock/bouillon
A pinch of salt

1/3 cup butter
2 cups button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced

2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup Castello® Aged Havarti cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 cup fresh or frozen peas (defrosted)
2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped

Sweeney’s Sultry Sole Bonne Femme


Preheat oven to 425ºF. Drizzle olive oil into an ovenproof baking dish; place sole filets on top. Add fish stock and sprinkle with salt; cover. Place in oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the filets are cooked. Remove filets from the pan and keep warm. Reserve the stock and strain for the sauce.

In a large skillet, add half of the butter and melt over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté for a couple minutes; season with salt and pepper. Stir and remove mushrooms from the skillet.

In the same skillet, melt the remaining butter over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and flour, whisk together and cook for 1 minute. Add the reserved stock, white wine and Aged Havarti cheese; continue whisking and bring to a slow boil. When the sauce has boiled for 5 minutes, add the mushrooms and season with salt and black pepper.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan of boiling salted water, blanch the peas; drain and set aside.

Place filets on a platter or individual serving plates, top with mushroom sauce and serve with fresh peas and chives.

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