Friday, May 17, 2019

Sole wrapped in Grape Leaves for #Fishfridayfoodies

It's that time.
For great Fish or Seafood recipes that is.

Sneha of Sneha's Recipe is our hostess this month and the theme she came up with was to Fry or Bake Fish or Seafood in Leaves.

My mind immediately flew to baking something on a banana leaf, but then I remembered that all our banana's went bye bye after Hurricane Michael.

Then my mind went blank.  I couldn't think of any leaves, other than lettuce or cabbage.
But then I got one of those pokes, I was making Dolmathes or Dolmades, if you wish for a potluck and since you use Grape Leaves, I thought they would be perfect. 
Grape Leaf wrapped Sole

Grape Leaf wrapped Sole

Grape Leaf wrapped Sole
 I unwrapped the fish, cause I could, so there.
Grape Leaf wrapped Sole
Grape Leaf wrapped Sole
So I did, use Grape Leaves that is and paired it with a Avogolemono sauce.
Which might just be my new favorite sauce.

Sole wrapped in Grape Leaves

Yield: 2 servings for a meal or 6-8 servings as an appetizer
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 15 M
This is a fun way to make fresh or frozen Sole. You can make it into appetizers or into a light meal.


Grape leaf wrapped Sole
  • 1 lb. Fresh or Frozen Sole Filets, cut into tidbits if desired or cut into 8 pieces which will fit into a grape leaf.
  • 1/2 lemon sliced thin
  • 8 large grape leaves
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Cavender's Greek Seasoning
Avogolemono Sauce
  • 1 egg
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2-3/4 cup chicken broth or fish stock


How to cook Sole wrapped in Grape Leaves

  1. Cut the fish into 8 pieces, small enough to fit into a folded over grape leaf, if being wrapped. Sprinkle with the Cavender's Greek Seasoning.
  2. Heat the butter and olive oil over low heat until the butter is melted. Place the grape leaf wrapped sole into the pan and place the lemon slices on top. Cover and let cook for about 5 minutes or until the fish is cooked through.  Remove from heat but keep warm if sauce is not quite ready.
  1. While the fish is cooking, prepare the Avogolemono sauce.
  2. Whisk the egg together with the lemon juice. Heat the stock and then temper the egg with a little hot stock, adding the egg/lemon mixture back into hot stock, whisking constantly until it thickens. This takes about 5-8 minutes. Just long enough for the fish to cook.
  3. Serve the fish on top of the Avogolemono sauce. You can make a simple couscous to go with this as well if desired.
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In other words, it's Fish Friday Foodies Time!
For Fish Friday this  month our host  is Sneha and the theme is
Fry/Bake Fish Or Seafood In Leaves

Cod in Lettuce Leaves with Shallot, Lemon, and Dill Sauce From Karen's Kitchen Stories
Seafood Stuffed Cabbage Rolls From A Day in the Life on the Farm
Sole wrapped in Grape Leaves, Greek style From Sid's Sea Palm Cooking
Wrapped Fish In Harissa Paste From Sneha's Recipe 

Steamed Fish, Tuvalu-Style From Culinary Adventures

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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. It's so nice to find an alternative when nature takes it course. Great dish and loved it. Had chicken and fish in wrapped grape leaves in Turkey they tasted yum. Reviving memories.

    1. I was having a hard time figuring out what 'leaves' to use, until I realized I'd have grape leaves from the dolmades I was making.

  2. Perfect inspiration. So sorry about your banana trees.

    1. I'm sorry as well, but life happens. However, this is not the last time I make this dish. I just wish you could could buy grape leaves in smaller quantities.

  3. This is one of the reasons that I LOVE being part of blogging groups: being inspired by others' culinary genius. Sid, this looks fantastic!

    1. Thanks, that means a lot. I love being part of groups like this as well, I can stretch my culinary chops and try new stuff. This was really good, and best of all, the seasonings and the avogolemono sauce did not overpower the delicate flavor of the sole.

  4. I'm so sorry about your banana trees! These sound delicious and what a great idea using the grape leaves.

    1. Thanks, but they can be planted again, if I chose to do so. But the grape leaves, were a minor stroke of inspiration. And they tasted good as well.

  5. What a great recipe for the sole and the sauce looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

    1. The sauce was great on the fish, and it won't be the last time I make it. Hope you have a great week as well.


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