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Sole with a Light Creamy Shrimp Sauce

Sole with a Light Creamy Shrimp Sauce

“This recipe for Sole with a Light Creamy Shrimp Sauce is so ridiculously easy to make, and so delicious to eat, it’s perfect for family, or company, any day of the week”
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Fish & Seafood, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 336 kcal


  • 4 5 - 6 ounce Petrale Sole filets, or other thin white fish
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup about all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil plus 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • For the Light Creamy Shrimp Sauce
  • ¼ cup finely minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¾ cup 2% low-fat milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup dry white vermouth or dry white wine, or dry sherry
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons capers rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon if available
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 3 tablespoons water or broth
  • ¼ pound pre-cooked baby bay also known as salad shrimp
  • Salt and freshly ground white works best here pepper
  • Minced fresh parsley for serving if desired


  • Season the fish on both sides with salt and freshly ground pepper. Lightly dust with flour. Heat the oil and butter together in a skillet big enough to hold the fish, over medium-high heat; add the filets and cook, carefully turning once, until cooked through, about 2 - 3 minutes. Keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter over medium heat in a saucepan and add the shallot and sauté 2 - 3 minutes or until soft. Add the milk, cream, broth, and wine, bring to a simmer, then add the capers. While simmering, slowly add the mix of cornstarch and water (also called a "slurry") and stir until it comes to the sauce consistency you prefer - from thin to thick - then gently stir in the shrimp. Cook for 1 - 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are hot. Taste and adjust for seasoning. 
  • Place a serving of fish on a heated plate, spoon the sauce over and sprinkle with parsley, if desired.


Serving: 1gCalories: 336kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 20gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 729mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6g
Keyword baby shrimp, easy fish dinner, light cream sauce, salad shrimp, sole
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