On our last trip to Italy, we had a risotto dish in Lago di Como with local lake perch that was one of our favorite food experiences on our journey. Since perch isn’t readily available, we have been looking for a very small, delicately flavored fish that we could use in this recipe. We finally decided that, although different from the dish we had in Italy, using Dover Sole was the best choice. The fish is delicate in both texture and flavor, but it is so delicious and works perfectly with this lemon risotto! We know you will love this recipe for Dover Sole with Lemon Risotto!
Risotto is one of our favorite things to make and we have several different versions on our blog. If you love risotto too, you should check out our Cherry Tomato Garlic Basil Risotto, our Parmesan Risotto and Mushroom Ragù Phyllo Cup Bites, or our fall flavored Pumpkin Rosemary Risotto with Taleggio Cheese.
The lemon risotto in this recipe is a piece of cake to make, and it’s got just enough seafood and lemon flavor to pair with the fish, without overpowering it. This creamy dish is finished off with just a bit of fresh lemon juice and zest, parsley, and chile oil.
Looking for more risotto recipes? Check out our cookbook, Mangiamo, that has 4 more risotto recipes!
Dover Sole is a flat fish that is found in the Northern Atlantic and Mediterranean. It is a delicate, mild, and slightly sweet flaky fish that is really delicious!
Dover Sole should be available in most places, but if not, a thin, flaky, white-fleshed fish can be substituted. Dover Sole can be a bit on the pricey side sometimes, but it is a special fish that has a unique flavor compared to other white fish. The whole dish is delicately flavored and would not work nearly as well with a fatty or bold-tasting fish, like salmon or swordfish.
We hope you enjoy this recipe for Dover Sole with Lemon Risotto! If you give it a try, leave us a comment below or tag us on Instagram @cooking_with_wine!
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