Italian Sole Wrapped in Swiss Chard


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 leek, cleaned and thinly sliced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can san marzano tomatoes, crushed
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon or more dried rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or fresh thyme plus more
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt plus more
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper plus more
  • 1 pound dover sole or flounder
  • 1 head swiss chard, rinsed and dried
  • 1 lemon, juiced


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Coat a 9×13 baking dish with oil. Add in onions, garlic and leek. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Pour in tomatoes then season with rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper. Put back in the oven while you prepare the fish.
  • Take swiss chard and cut the steam in the middle out of each leaf and lay on board.
  • Cut the sold into 4 inch slices. Place a piece of sole on the swiss chard and lightly season with salt and pepper then a pinch of dried or fresh thyme.
  • Squeeze or pour 1/8 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice then wrap swiss chard around sole. Finish preparing your sole.
  • Take baking dish out of the oven and take out about 3/4 cup of the sauce in a measuring cup.
  • Place wrapped sole in your baking dish then divide the reserved sauce to cover each (not completely).
  • Bake for 15 minutes and enjoy a delicious meal.

Note: To clean leaks, slice then add to a bowl of water and using your fingers move around to release any dirt. Drain and they are ready! This recipe can also be made using cod.

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