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Filet of Sole With Butter and Blood Oranges

I don’t understand why people say that kids don’t like to eat fish. I think that when it looks as pretty as this one does, and that if it tastes buttery and orangey, your kids will give it a shot. And if they don’t, all the more for you. Filet of Sole with Butter and Blood Oranges is yummy, healthy and a cinch to make. We’re talkin’ 5 minutes prep time at most; these days, my favorite speed of recipe!

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Filet of Sole With Butter and Blood Oranges

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 2 fillets sole or any other type of mild white fish
  • 1 blood orange sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter sliced thin
  • 1 pinch salt to taste


  • Preheat your oven (I use my toaster oven for ease) to 350 degrees.
  • Dry both sides of the filet and lay it gently onto aluminum foil on top of a baking sheet (for easy cleaning after - something my husband taught me!)
  • Sprinkle with salt, and place the little pats of butter all over the fish. This can be fun to let the little ones do. Hopefully they won't try to eat the butter straight like my little guy wants to do!
  • Slice the oranges thin and let your toddler lay them onto the fish as well. They can make it look like the fish is wearing sunglasses!
  • Bake for about 9 minutes (per inch thickness of fish) or until the filet is cooked through.
  • Enjoy!


Feel free to experiment with this recipe! Use regular oranges or even lemons instead of blood oranges. If you don't have either, try topping the fish with pasta sauce and parmesan. The lovely thing about Sole is that it can be a canvas for your creativity. Just remember to sprinkle some salt on first, and add a little fat in the form of butter or oil, and your creation is sure to be gobbled up by your happy family.
About the author

Parent Diviner

A bit quirky, I started blogging after successfully getting my son to eat by talking like a robot. I then transformed into said robot and have been writing about my parenting learnings ever since. Inspired by my infant daughter, imaginative toddler son and supportive husband, I document life as I know it: chaotic, coffee soaked and filled with awesomeness. In my spare time I enjoys fake shopping online, writing love letters to Ryan Gosling, and avoiding folding laundry.

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