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Chef John’s Crab-Stuffed Sole

Chef John's Crab-Stuffed Sole Recipe and Video


Jazz up your sole with Chef John's recipe for crab-stuffed sole, with a bit of heat from poblano peppers.


  • 4 ounces fresh Dungeness crabmeat
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced poblano pepper
  • 1 tablespoon panko bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons minced green onion
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 6 (2 ounce) sole fillets
  • 1 pinch paprika, or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly oil a baking dish.
  2. Combine crab, poblano pepper, panko bread crumbs, green onion, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl.
  3. Stir mayonnaise, lemon zest, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.
  4. Place sole fillets, flat-side up, on a work surface. Season fillets with salt. Divide crab mixture between fillets and roll filets up around filling. Place rolled sole in the prepared baking dish.
  5. Spread 1/2 the mayonnaise mixture over the sides and tops of each sole roll to coat. Place remaining 1/2 the mayonnaise mixture in a piping bag. Pipe mayonnaise mixture in a zigzag pattern over the top of each roll and sprinkle paprika over the top.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until browned on top and fish flakes easily with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes.

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Nutritional Information

Chef John's Crab-Stuffed Sole

Servings Per Recipe: 2
Calories: 473.9
% Daily Value *
protein: 83 %
carbohydrates: 2 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 3 %
fat: 49 %
saturated fat: 25 %
cholesterol: 42 %
vitamin a iu: 10 %
niacin equivalents: 90 %
vitamin b6: 41 %
vitamin c: 18 %
folate: 10 %
calcium: 6 %
iron: 6 %
magnesium: 38 %
potassium: 17 %
sodium: 33 %
thiamin: 14 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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