Rating: 4.74 stars
89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 73
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

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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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly oil a baking dish.

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  • Combine crab, poblano pepper, panko bread crumbs, green onion, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl.

  • Stir mayonnaise, lemon zest, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned on top and fish flakes easily with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

474 calories; protein 41.3g; carbohydrates 4.6g; fat 32g; cholesterol 127.1mg; sodium 831.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (65)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2014
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. If hearing the guests say mmm, mmm all through the meal was any indication was any indication, I'd say it was a hit! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2017
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. And as for the mayonnaise I just couldn't bring myself to slather mayonnaise over the fish so I covered it with shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Looking forward to trying it again with these adjustments. Read More
(2)
89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 73
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2014
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. If hearing the guests say mmm, mmm all through the meal was any indication was any indication, I'd say it was a hit! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2015
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 crab (let alone IMITATION crab), but he gobbled this right up! And my 3-yr-old could have eaten just the stuffing by itself :) I added some of the mayonnaise mixture to the crab to bind it all together, and used lots of lemon juice. This recipe is a keeper! 5/5 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2014
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 also added a wee bit of the sauce to the mixture to make it a bit creamy. Loved the results and will make this a regular. Looking forward to trying it with crab next time. Thanks Chef John! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2014
"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! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2014
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 were maybe a bit bigger than sole so it made 4 nice sized rolls. I tried to follow the recipe exactly but I used normal italian bread crumbs because I didn't have any panko. Also I used canned crab which I hated to do but it worked out fine. Because my rolls were a bit larger I cooked them for around 25 mins. The seasonings for this recipe was delicious. I was afraid of mixing fish poblano peppers and cayanne pepper but it tasted great. Just a tiny bit of heat but certainly not too much. The mayo mixture kept the fish very moist. Next time I'll do everything the same but will try to find fresh crabmeat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2014
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 of the plobano because it's what I had on hand. I skipped the last step of piping the mayo mixture on top to save time and just lightly doppled it on. Those were the only changes. We are trying to eat more fish these days and need new and different ways to eat it. If you are lucky enough to live near a Trader Joe's they stock Dover Sole in the freezer section. I do imagine that this recipe would work with other fish as well. Watching Chef John's video was helpful. As always Chef John scores another hit. Loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2015
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 instead. It added an extra dimension of heat due to the fact that the peppers were marinated and were thus stronger so if you like less heat use the fresh Poblanos. I doubled the recipe so the cook time needed to be about 5 or so minutes longer. I recommend to keep checking it towards the end to make sure they are not drying out. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2015
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 it using hollaindaise instead of the mayo on top.It came out luscious. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2015
Wife and I tried this recipe a couple nights ago. We both thought it was very good. Will definitely make it again. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2017
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. And as for the mayonnaise I just couldn't bring myself to slather mayonnaise over the fish so I covered it with shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Looking forward to trying it again with these adjustments. Read More
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