Almond-Crusted Sole with Mushroom Pilaf for Two #SundaySupper

I have a confession to make, if it weren’t for my blog Valentines day would just come and go in our house without much thought. I have never been a Valentines person, I actually have never been out on a Valentines date, not even in the days before kids. I don’t even think I have ever received a Valentines card before, other then the ones you all fill out at school and send to your whole class. But when I became a blogger it was obvious that Valentines day was a much loved blogging holiday so ever since then I have been enjoying sharing some special recipes for people to be able to enjoy with their Valentine. Trust me with incredible meals like this hubby loves the new tradition. Although it isn’t celebrated on the day, because lets face it if you are in a blogger family you never get to enjoy these amazing holiday recipes on the day. Our families are taste testing our Christmas recipes in July.

Today Sunday Supper are going to bring you some special recipes for cooking just for two.

For rice

Mushroom Pilaf

(1 c.) chicken stock
75g (3/4 c. ) mushroom, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
45g (1/4 c.) uncooked long grain rice
45g (1/4 c.) uncooked wild rice*
2 Tbsp sliced almonds, toasted
recipe adapted from Taste of Home
*I used red rice as it was what I had on hand.

Combine the rice, mushroom, garlic and stock in a small baking tin coated in olive oil spray.

Cover and bake 175 C (350 F) for 55-60 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Just before serving, sprinkle with almonds.

For the fish

Almond-Crusted Sole

2 lemon sole fillets (6 oz. each)
salt
pepper
2 tsp olive oil, divided
Fresh lemon wedges
16g (1/4 c.) panko breadcrumbs
20g (1/4 c.) finely grated parmesan cheese
20g (1/4 c.) slivered almonds
1 tsp dried parsley parsley
1/2 tsp finely shredded lemon zest

Preheat oven to 230 C (450 F) with a rack set at the top level. Sprinkle both sides of fillets with a few cracks from a salt and pepper grinder. Set fish on a foil lined baking sheet and brush tops of fillets with 1 tsp. olive oil and squeeze a little lemon on top.

Combine panko, parmesan, nuts, parsley, zest, remaining 1 tsp. olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Evenly cover fillets with almond mixture.

Bake until fish is opaque in center, 6 to 8 minutes. Serve with more lemon.

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20 thoughts on “Almond-Crusted Sole with Mushroom Pilaf for Two #SundaySupper

    • February 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm
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      I was so intrigued when I found this recipe for the rice and was ecstatic when it turned out. I will be doing it more often.

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  • February 9, 2014 at 9:41 am
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    Fish and rice for a girl who grew up in Japan is indeed a gift on Valentine’s Day or on any day asking / requiring treats =)

    Thank you for your honesty about the Valentine’s holiday…As a single lady for so many years, it’s taken quite a few years of marriage to warm up to the holiday =)

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  • February 9, 2014 at 11:32 am
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    I haven’t had sole in a long time. This is making me put it on my list of recipes to cook real soon.

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  • February 9, 2014 at 11:48 am
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    I would LOVE this for my Valentine’s Day dinner…so yummy!

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  • February 9, 2014 at 12:44 pm
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    I agree, being a food blogger definitely makes Valentine’s Day a bit more recognizable than it normally would be for me too. But hey, at least it caused you to make this delicious dinner for two!

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  • February 9, 2014 at 12:58 pm
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    I’ve never made rice in the oven before. Love the hands off approach!

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    • February 9, 2014 at 4:11 pm
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      It was so simple to just throw in all in a pan and put it in the oven that I will definitely be doing it again.

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  • February 9, 2014 at 1:11 pm
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    Well, good thing you have the blog so we could all see the Almond-Crusted Sole with Mushroom Pilaf!!! 🙂 looks fabulous and happy Valentine’s Day!

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  • February 9, 2014 at 1:11 pm
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    I like Valentine’s enough, but it definitely can be overrated! I love your recipe; I have never baked rice in the oven!

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    • February 9, 2014 at 4:12 pm
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      This was my first time and I was so happy with how it turned out.

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  • February 9, 2014 at 3:58 pm
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    Beautiful dish! And what a great way to cook the rice! I am not a Valentine’s person either, but Valentine’s recipes are kinda fun!

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  • February 9, 2014 at 5:55 pm
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    I love making a rice dish in the oven!! Your fish looks so delicate and delicious!!

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  • February 9, 2014 at 10:36 pm
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    Yum, YUM, YUMMMMMMMMMM!!! I love the combination of fish and almond AND rice with mushroom! The perfect dinner!

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