My sons and I did lots of baking over the holiday break. To balance it out, we also decided to make some healthier dishes. One of these dishes was this oven baked sole with lemon dish. Sole fillets were used in this recipe but other kinds of white fish may be used as well. The fish fillets were coated with lemon and olive oil first, topped with breadcrumbs, cheese and paprika and then baked in the oven until just cooked. The fish came out nice and tender. With each bite, you can taste the delicious combination of the paprika and parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
Baked Sole with Lemon
Fish fillets that are coated with lemon and vegetable oil first, then topped with breadcrumbs, cheese and paprika.
- 1 lb sole fillets
- Coarse salt to taste
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
- 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
- ½ tsp paprika
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Season sole fillets with salt.
- In a small bowl, whisk together oil and lemon juice. Pour into a 13X9 glass baking dish. Add fish and coat each fillet with the lemon-oil mixture.
- Sprinkle fillets evenly with breadcrumbs, then with the cheese and finish with a sprinkle of paprika.
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the fillets.
- Serve and enjoy!
Recipe source: cooks.com Update Oct 25, 2019 - Sorry for the confusion in the comments. The recipe has been updated (ie. fish is baked with the lemon and oil mixture)
Calories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 17gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 448mgPotassium: 212mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 193IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Baked Sole with Lemon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Vitamin A 193IU4%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Absolutely delicious And so easy!
Very yummy, thank you! Olive oil instead of veggie oil was just fine. I think next time we’ll skip the paprika and add some salt after cooking, but that’s just personal taste. Maybe some capers next time, too!
Used mayo instead of oil (1 tblsp & juice of half a lemon for 2 filets)
Mixed cheese with bread crumbs, seasoned & lightly oiled the mixture before applying to fish
Threw them in a preheated air fryer at 350 for 4 minutes, came out perfectly flaky
Serving with roasted fingerling potatoes, broccoli, and cauliflower…
Will totally make again
Forgot to add stars
Great fish dinner, will make it again. Olive oil is healthy so avoided vegetable oil. The grumpy comments likely unfamiliar with cooking fish.
So olive oil or vegetable oil??? Says two different things
Ooops! It’s vegetable oil. I just fixed the mistake. Thanks for letting me know!
sounds lovely. what sides do you suggest?
This baked sole with lemon is good with;
1. rosemary roasted potatoes and asparagus -> https://salu-salo.com/rosemary-roasted-baby-potatoes-and-asparagus/ or
2. roasted asparagus with balsamic soy dressing -> https://salu-salo.com/roasted-asparagus-with-balsamic-soy-dressing/
Take care and hope these help!
the ingredient list doesn’t make a lot of sense when making it for one.
0.06 cup vegetable oil
LIke what is that?
There are 4 tablespoons in 1/4 cup. The recipe is written for 4 servings. Therefore 1 serving would reqire 1 tablespoon of oil. And 1 tbsp lemon juice as well.
Since we are small eaters, I halved the lemon-oil mixture. I also mixed the cheese with the breadcrumbs and added some lemon pepper seasoning to zing it up a little. I baked the fish right in the casserole dish and it came out fine. The lower amount of lemon – oil seemed to do the trick.
DELICOUS! I’ve never put breadcrumbs on top of fish, but followed the recipe exactly, As for the strange people criticizing the recipe, I coated the fish AND poured the rest in the baking dish, and it was amazing! I will be making this on rotation. Thanks!
I do only thawed frozen from Costco. Make a little lemon butter , drizzle on and add tarragon to crumb mix. Try it!
Yes, will definitely try it! Thanks Judy!
What are the green garnishes in the photo – are they scallions?
The green garnishes from the photo are chopped garlic chives.
You are welcome! I have several pots of garlic chives in my garden. They are so pretty when they are flowering and I always use them to garnish my dishes 🙂
Such a simple recipe for such a delicious result!;My husband and I both loved this!
could I substitute butter for oil?
It should be okay to use butter.
Thank you! I sprinkled some cayenne pepper and garlic powder on with the paprika. Delicious!
You’re welcome Karineh! Glad you enjoyed this recipe :0
Excellent! May I recommend fresh,chopped leak baked in with the fish?
Meant “leek” of course. Sorry.
I made this last night. MMMM! It turned out so good. I used olive oil though, and Pancko crumbs. Also, I only have smoked paprika, so I used that.So easy, and much less attention needed than frying the fish. Thank you!
You’re welcome! Glad you were able to try the recipe and had success with it. Take care and thanks for writing:0
Thanks for the great recipe, it was simple and delicious. Not sure why some people have to be so critical, did I really read someone saying you had a grammar error? Don’t mind the pinheads with derogatory remarks, thanks for taking the time to share your recipes. I’ll definitely be making this again.
Take care and thanks so much for writing!
Really nice, light recipe for a white fish. I’m so glad I found your blog, Liza! I’ll visit again soon!!
Thanks for the feedback! Take care and hope you enjoy browsing through my blog 🙂
This recipe is so easy and tasty!!!!! We cooked it for the first time and can’t wait to make it again. Thanks for posting!!!
You’re very welcome!
Very delish, will def. make it again. Thanks
You’re welcome Doreen!
Do you cover the fish when you bake it?
Thanks so much!
The fish is baked uncovered.
Yeah I think the confusion is just a grammar error. Instead of saying on #2. In a small bowl, whisk together oil and lemon juice. Pour into a 13X9 glass baking dish. Add fish and coat each fillet with the lemon-oil mixture. Lay each fillet in a single layer on the pan.”
It should read “IN A SMALL BOWL WHISK TOGETHER OIL AND LEMON JUICE. POUR INTO A 13 X 9 GLASS BAKING DISH, ADD FISH AND COAT EACH FILLET WITH THE LEMON-OIL MIXTURE. AFTER LETTING STAND IN THE MIXTURE FOR 5 MINUTES TRANSFER EACH FILLET IN A SINGLE LAYER TO A BAKING PAN. “
I have not made this dish yet, but I will next week. Do you put all the oil and lemon juice in the baking pan after coating the fish?
No, you don’t put the oil and lemon juice in the baking pan. You just use it to coat the fish.
EDITED Oct 25, 2019: Sorry, I misunderstood the question. The oil and lemon juice mixture is baked with the fish in the baking dish.
Your recipe says:
In a small bowl, whisk together oil and lemon juice. Pour into a 13X9 glass baking dish.
If you’re just supposed to coat the fish, it should say exactly that.
Thanks for the feedback!
If you are not supposed to leave the lemon/oil mixture in the baking pan after you add the fish EDIT YOUR RECIPE!!! Especially if people pointed this out in April 2019 (5 months ago)! I didn’t read the user comments until after I placed this dish in the oven. Now I have to start over.
Excellent recipe-thank you for sharing-seriously, MEL you need to learn to not capitalize your comments-seemed quite harsh-relax there!
I don’t blame Mel. I had fish that was so overpowered by lemon taste it was almost inedible. What a waste of fish. Wish I had read all the comments before I started. This recipe needs to be re-written to say that fish is to be coated, not drenched and cooked in the lemon and oil.
I’ make this over and over ~ it’s so simple, quick and delicious!
Simple and tasty! Thank you for a great recipe😊
You’re welcome Anna!
Thanks Nancy 🙂
Would this work using frozen filets? What did you serve to accompany the sole?
I have not tried frozen sole fillets to make this dish. I am pretty sure it will be fine, just thaw it first and make sure to pat it dry before coating with the lemon-oil mixture. Hope these help!
Turned out well using your recommendation to thaw the filets. Even allowing thawing time, it was a quick, easy and tasty meal. Thank you.
Made this and with the 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup oil there was to much liquid on the bottom of pan and fish got mushy
It looks like you were just supposed to coat it and not add the sauce to the pan
Not too impressed Won’t make it again
Absolutely fantastic, so easy to do, flavors combine so well and enhance rather than overwhelm the flavor of a delicate fish like sole. Had no lemon so had to use a lime.