Stuffed Sole Fillets with Crab and Grapes


Stuffed Sole Fillets

  • 1 pound (1 1/2 cups) crab meat, flaked and free of shell fragments
  • 2 tablespoons celery, minced
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper, minced
  • 1/2 cup California green seedless grapes, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon 'Old Bay' seasoning salt
  • 1 cup seasoned dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 pound (4, 4 oz. size) sole fillets
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Lemon-Grape Butter Sauce

  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup California green seedless grapes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 6 tablespoons softened butter


To prepare fillets: In medium bowl combine crab meat, celery, green onions, bell pepper, grapes, mayonnaise, \"Old Bay\" seasoning and 1/4 cup breadcrumbs. Stir until combined. Place sole fillets on cutting board. Divide stuffing between fillets and form stuffing into 1/2 inch thick patties in the center of each fillet. Fold fillet around stuffing, so that the ends of the fillet just meet. You should have a bundle that looks like a fish-wrapped crab cake. Dredge each bundle in remaining breadcrumbs and pat lightly to adhere crumbs. In non-stick frying pan heat butter and olive oil over medium-low heat. Place fillets in pan and cover. Cook about 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through.

To prepare sauce: In small saucepan combine chicken broth, lemon zest, lemon juice, grapes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook 2 minutes to reduce slightly. In small bowl combine flour and water and stir until smooth. Stir into sauce over heat and whisk until smooth and thickened. Turn off heat, add butter and whisk again until smooth. Spoon sauce over stuffed fillets.


This is a recipe with a great deal of class and flavor. A savory lemon-grape sauce tops these delicate fish roll-ups. Juicy grapes are also featured in the crab and sautéed vegetable stuffing.

Serving Suggestions

Makes 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Calories 657; Protein 40 g; Fat 38 g; Calories from Fat 53 %; Carbohydrates 38.5 g; Cholesterol 165 mg; Fiber 2 g; Sodium 1513 mg.

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