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Get fit with fish

If you're not too keen on a carb-cutting, meat-heavy diet, try this recipe for dover sole from celebrity chef Ed Baines to fuel your pre-season training.



• 12oz Dover sole

• 4oz butter

• 1tablespoon of vegetable oil

• 1 small bunch of parsley

• 2 lemons

• 4oz flour

• Salt and pepper


1 Pour flour onto a flat tray, season with salt and pepper and coat fish on both sides.

2 Fry fish gently in a pan with 1oz butter for one minute, skin side down.

3 Turn fish over and fry for two more minutes, regularly moving it to prevent sticking.

4 For the sauce, fry 2oz butter, add chopped parsley and remove from heat. Add juice of one lemon.

5 Serve fish with sauce and garnish with half a lemon. Serve with some green beans.


Ed Baines is head chef at London’s Randall & Aubin. To book a table visit


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