Sole with Mushrooms & Asparagus
The real subtlety and great taste of this dish comes from the wild mushrooms. The taste is complex and intriguing...perfect to show off a nice wine you've been saving for a special occasion. This recipe is easy to make yet tastes like you slaved over a hot stove for a while...perfect for an impromptu romantic occasion.
Cut 2 inch tips from the asparagus spears and cook in boiling salted water until crisp-tender, or about three minutes. Drain. Place the tips in a bowl filled with ice water to cool. Drain and set aside.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, cover, and cook until tender, stirring occasionally. This should take about ten minutes.
Add the asparagus tips, 3 tablespoons of butter, and the tomatoes to the mushrooms. Stir until the butter melts and the vegetables are heated through, about 2 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in another large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper. Add the fish fillets to the skillet and cook until opaque in the center, about 2 minutes on each side.
Place the fillets in the center of each of four warmed plates. Top with the mushrooms and asparagus mixture and serve immediately.