Easy Japanese Inspired Seafood App - Almond Crusted Sole Bites with Wasabi Tartar

Chef Francois Daigle Ideas & Inspiration

Almond Crusted Sole Bites

This recipe is designed for a center-of-the-plate option in the entrée section of the menu. Chef Francois Daigle transforms it into a craveable, shareable appetizer in a few simple steps.

Innovative High Liner Upper Crust Almond Crusted Sole with Lemon & Chives has done most of the work for you. Simply deep fry from frozen, for about 5 minutes, to produce an even, golden brown crust with a fantastic crispy texture. Then slice, top with wasabi tartar and place into serving spoons. It’s as simple as that!

Chef Hack: Deep frying, instead of baking the almond crusted sole, cuts the cook time by over 50%, making it more efficient for appetizers.

Cost savings: At a cost of about 35 cents per bite ($3.50 per whole portion), these crispy bites are bound to bring in lots of profit for your business. 

Foodservice Tip: Using the same product for several menu items like appetizers and entrées is key to reducing inventory and waste, and improving efficiency. 

Here’s how to quickly create this flavourful appetizer.


4 x 5 oz pieces frozen Upper Crust Almond Crusted Sole with Lemon & Chives (Product Code 8412)                

1 cup mayonnaise                 

1 dill pickle, diced                 

2 tsp capers, chopped                 

1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped                

1 tbsp wasabi paste                 

1 tsp Dijon mustard                 

½ lime, juiced                 

Fresh dill for garnish                 


  1. Deep fry frozen Upper Crust™ Almond Crusted Sole fillets at 350°F for 4 to 5 minutes, or until done.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients to create the wasabi tartar sauce.
  3. Slice each cooked fillet into 10 bite-sized pieces and place into serving spoons. Top with wasabi tartar sauce and garnish with fresh dill.

Serves: 10 as an appetizer (4 bites per serving).

Almond Crusted Sole Bites