Baked Rollatini of Sole

Staff Writer
Baked Rollatini of Sole
Lidia Bastianich

"The Sicilians have a tradition of using breadcrumbs in many of their recipes, like involtini di pesce spada, or swordfish rollatini, which are dressed with dried- oregano- seasoned breadcrumbs and olive oil. It makes sense that the large Sicilian immigrant population in the States would keep up the tradition here using fillet of sole, an easier, more economical catch than swordfish, especially for the early immigrants."

—  Lidia Bastianich

6
Servings
366
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 Cup grated Grana Padano or Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/4 Cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 large lemon, grated, then half of the lemon juiced, the other half thinly sliced
  • 2 Teaspoons dried oregano
  • 6 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Cup dry white wine
  • 6 skinless fillets of sole, about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 2 Tablespoons drained tiny capers in brine

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Toss together the breadcrumbs, grated cheese, parsley, lemon zest, and oregano in a bowl. Drizzle with 4 tablespoons of the olive oil, and toss until the crumbs are evenly coated with the oil.

Coat the bottom of a 9-by-13- inch Pyrex baking dish with the softened butter. Arrange the lemon slices in 1 layer on the bottom of the baking dish. Pour in the lemon juice and white wine. Lay the fish on your work surface, and press the crumbs into the top of the fish. Starting with the short side, roll each fillet up with crumbs on the inside, and secure closed with toothpicks. Arrange the fish in the baking dish, and scatter capers in the open spaces. Sprinkle any leftover crumbs over the fish, and drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place the baking dish on the bottom rack of the oven, and bake until the fish is just cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove the toothpicks and serve.

Rollatini Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Rollatini Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
36%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Protein
25g
50%
Carbs
9g
3%
Vitamin A
79µg
9%
Vitamin B12
2µg
33%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10.4%
Vitamin C
10mg
16%
Vitamin D
5µg
1%
Vitamin E
3mg
16%
Vitamin K
53µg
66%
Calcium
178mg
18%
Fiber
1g
4%
Folate (food)
18µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
30µg
8%
Folic acid
7µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
43mg
11%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
501mg
72%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
341mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.7%
Sodium
715mg
30%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.1%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
6.6%