Welcome to the Lockdown Recipe Club!

Missing all your favourite foodie treats? With you in mind, the chefs at Caffè Paradiso have launched a rather special recipe club. Until Lockdown is over, you can enjoy a variety of their personal favourite dishes in the comfort of your own home. They’re all simple to cook and delicious to eat!

And what better way to start than with a romantic Valentines dish! When going for a delicious meal isn’t an option, impress your loved one your with your cooking skills, with Caffè Paradiso‘s aptly-named Sogliola dell’amore (Dover Sole of Love).

Valentine Special

Sogliola dell’amoreDover Sole of Love

Ingredients (Serves 2):

A little flour for dusting, seasoned with salt and pepper

2 Dover Sole fillets. Cut each fillet in two.

10gms of butter

35 gms of drained, pitted green olives

10 whole pitted green olives

6 chiodini mushrooms. You can also use 6 diced button mushrooms

25 mls of white wine

1 chopped garlic clove

30 mls of vegetable stock

3 small spring onions finely chopped

Small handful of finely chopped parsley

Sprig of chopped rosemary  

Spring of chopped thyme

4 sage leaves – remove the leaves from the stem and tear into pieces

4 toothpicks


Dust each sole fillet with flour and fill with the spring onions, rosemary, thyme, sage and half the garlic (save the rest for later).

Carefully roll each one, holding them in place with a toothpick.

Place a little butter in a large frying pan and when heated add the 5 whole olives and the rest of the garlic. Add the fillets and some salt and pepper; cook on a moderate heat for 3 minutes; add the white wine and cook for a further 4 minutes.

Remove the fillets onto a serving plate. Add the vegetable stock and the mushrooms to the frying pan; cook for 3 minutes, pour over the fillets and sprinkle with the parsley.

The Caffè Paradiso chefs suggest you serve this dish with creamed spinach and your choice of potatoes. And a lot of amore, of course!

Buon appetito!

Watch this space for a sensational pasta dish in the next installment of the Lockdown Recipe Club!