Tradition has it that Saint Patrick’s Day is truly an Irish- American holiday. In Ireland, St Patty’s Day is celebrated in a grand way thanks to the fervor it is celebrated in the US-if not he would be just another one of their Saints. If you are looking for a healthier way to celebrate St Patty’s Day, ‘ditch’ the Ham. and make a filet of sole with cabbage and potatoes. Serve with a dry or sparkling dry white wine and you have a festive meal for any occasion
Filet of Sole with Cabbage and Potatoes
copyright 2011, art of living,PrimaMedia,Inc/Maria Liberati from The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions-2nd edition
1 pound cabbage
1 tablespoon coarse salt
2 large potatoes
1 tablespoon butter
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 pound filet of sole
1 teaspoon dried leeks
1 teaspoon dried fennel
Clean cabbage and chop into large pieces. Boil in 2 quarts of water. Add in coarse salt and boil for 7 minutes. Drain.
Peel and cut potatoes into pieces. Boil for 10 minutes. Puree in food processor and place in puree bowl.
Melt butter in a saucepan. Place in cooked cabbage and stir for 3 minutes on low to medium heat. Add in mashed potatoes and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 2 more minutes.
Wash fish with fresh water. Cook in a steamer. Place water to boil in the bottom of steamer with dried herbs. Place sole in basket on top, cover, and steam for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Serve fish on individual plates with potato mixture on side. Decorate plates with the tops of the leeks and dried herbs.