Italian Sole Wrapped in Swiss Chard

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Italian Sole Wrapped in Swiss Chard

I was at City Fish, Wethersfield, CT in Wethersfield, CT and sometimes it is so hard to decide what to get. I normally go there with a dish and fish in mind but after I start viewing all of the beautiful fresh fish sometimes the menu quickly changes.

I used sole for this dish but you can certainly select flounder, halibut or even haddock/cod. I happen to love sole and it cooks quickly and you can add your favorite flavors to make it extra special.

As an Italian you can imagine the delicious twist using my favorite San Marzano tomatoes from my friends at D&D Market.

This is also a one-pot meal and if you use a pretty baking dish you can even serve from the same pan! How nice is that!! Enjoy

 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 leek, cleaned and thinly sliced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can san marzano tomatoes, crushed
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon or more dried rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or fresh thyme plus more
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt plus more
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper plus more
  • 1 pound dover sole or flounder
  • 1 head swiss chard, rinsed and dried
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

  2. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with oil. Add in onions, garlic and leek. Bake for 15 minutes.

  3. Pour in tomatoes then season with rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper. Put back in the oven while you prepare the fish.

  4. Take swiss chard and cut the steam in the middle out of each leaf and lay on board.

  5. Cut the sold into 4 inch slices. Place a piece of sole on the swiss chard and lightly season with salt and pepper then a pinch of dried or fresh thyme.

  6. Squeeze or pour 1/8 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice then wrap swiss chard around sole. Finish preparing your sole.

  7. Take baking dish out of the oven and take out about 3/4 cup of the sauce in a measuring cup.

  8. Place wrapped sole in your baking dish then divide the reserved sauce to cover each (not completely).

  9. Bake for 15 minutes and enjoy a delicious meal.

  10. Note: To clean leaks: Slice then add to a bowl of water and using your fingers move around to release any dirt. Drain and they are ready!

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