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Pan-Fried Dover Sole with Capers and Lemon is a fast and easy-to-make fish dish for a busy weeknight. This meal comes together in less than 30 minutes! | What a Girl Eats
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5 from 15 votes

Fast and Easy Pan Fried Dover Sole

Pan-Fried Dover Sole with Lemon and Capers. For gluten free option, coat fish with rice flour. For Whole30 or Paleo options, omit flour and saute fish in clarified butter or ghee. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Fish
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 1 pound Sole filets 4 filets around 4 ounces each
  • 4 Tablespoons Flour for dredging (use rice flour for a Gluten-free version)
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup capers plus some juice
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • Parsley chopped for garnish
  • Salt and pepper


  • Dredge filets in flour, season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 2 or 3 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat, until melted. Quickly fry filets, 2 or 3 at a time for 3 or 4 minutes per side, depending on thickness, until golden brown on both sides. Remove fish, cover and keep warm.
  • Melt 2 or 3 more tablespoons of butter, swirl in pan, scraping up bits, add the lemon juice, capers and season with salt and pepper if necessary. Serve over fish. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 642mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 577IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg