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PATINA SOLEARUM (Patina of Sole)

PATINA SOLEARUM (Patina of Sole)

(Apic. 4, 2, 28) Ingredients:

  • 1 sole fillet per person
  • Olive oil
  • White wine
  • Pepper
  • Lovage (or chopped celery leaves)
  • Oregano
  • Liquamen (or soya sauce)
  • Eggs

Place the sole fillets in a shallow pan. Add the olive oil, white wine and liquamen. Place the fish in an oven for about 20 minutes at 150°C to poach. Whilst the fish is cooking place a pinch of peppercorns, lovage and oregano in a pestle and mortar. Grind well. Add a ladle of the fish poaching liquor to this along with the eggs and work into a smooth mixture. Pour this mix over the soles and return to the oven. Sprinkle with pepper and serve.

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