I want to make Sole à La Meunière Recipe for Christmas Eve dinner and I know I won't be able to get Dover sole. Any suggestions for what fish would make a good substitution?
Natalie is a recipe tester for Food52.
It looks like you can substitute other white fish for sole such as flounder, orange roughy or cod. I also saw online that sand dab is another good substitute but I'm not sure how easy that is to find!
Pat is a trusted home cook.
Flounder or fluke are your best bets, but halibut, skate wing or snapper would work also.
I use flounder more frequently than I use sole because sole can be so expensive. You can use the basic technique with any white, flaky fish filet.
Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking
Depends on where you are. Hopefully you have a good seafood source--ask them for the best flatfish from your area. Or if there isn't one, the best white-fleshed fish. Just saying "flounder" or "fluke" or "sole" can lead to confusion. They are all flatfish, but some are a lot better than others.
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