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Chef John's Crab-Stuffed Sole

Rated as 4.73 out of 5 Stars

"There is nothing exciting about sole. It's cheap, easy to find, has a mild, unremarkable flavor, and that's about it. Which means it's the perfect candidate for jazzing up by stuffing with crab. Serve with asparagus and lemon."
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35 m servings 474
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly oil a baking dish.
  2. Combine crab, poblano pepper, panko bread crumbs, green onion, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl.
  3. Stir mayonnaise, lemon zest, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.
  4. Place sole fillets, flat-side up, on a work surface. Season fillets with salt. Divide crab mixture between fillets and roll filets up around filling. Place rolled sole in the prepared baking dish.
  5. Spread 1/2 the mayonnaise mixture over the sides and tops of each sole roll to coat. Place remaining 1/2 the mayonnaise mixture in a piping bag. Pipe mayonnaise mixture in a zigzag pattern over the top of each roll and sprinkle paprika over the top.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until browned on top and fish flakes easily with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 474 calories; 32 4.6 41.3 127 831 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

It was wonderful, even though I Made a booboo. I added the Mayo and zest in the stuffing. So I did make the topping for the rolled filet of sole and sprinkled the top with a little nacho spice....

Most helpful critical review

I found it to be a bit dry and kind of bland but I liked the overall recipe. Next time I will add more seasoning & something to moisten the stuffing - perhaps 2 or 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise. A...

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It was wonderful, even though I Made a booboo. I added the Mayo and zest in the stuffing. So I did make the topping for the rolled filet of sole and sprinkled the top with a little nacho spice....

Who needs Red Lobster when you can make this at home? Other than omitting the pablano pepper and using Basa instead of Sole, I followed the recipe as written - and WOW!!! My husband doesn't like...

This was really quick and easy to make and turned out delicious. I used canned cocktail shrimp because I didn't have crab meat and I always use cornflake crumbs in place of panko or breadcrumbs...

I saw this recipe and just had to try it. I'm always looking for new seafood recipes and this one turned out very good. I couldn't find any sole, so I bought 12 oz of flounder. My fillets wer...

"Wow! Thank you honey. This is really good!" That's what my husband said tonight when I served this for supper. It was easy to make and it is so tasty! Thank you Chef John!

Liked this a lot but felt it was missing something.I love to play with recipes so the next time I made it,I added chopped spinach to the stuffing.If using frozen,squeeze it very dry.Also tried i...

Made this recipe last night and WOW! the result was a company worthy dish and although it's quite rich tasting, really the only sinful part is the mayo. I used minced red bell pepper in place o...

This was quick and easy fix for me. I wanted some stuffed flounder and didn't want to go out for it, so I lookup this recipe and it did the trick. I loved it and I couldn't have gotten any bette...

I loved this recipe and made it last night for my Christmas Eve guests and everyone loved it. I didn't change a thing except that I didn't have any Poblano peppers and used marinated jalapenos i...