This long, thin slipper-shaped flatfish prized by chefs for its great eating quality and suitability and ease of preparation and holding together in classic dishes.
Dover sole - Solea solea
Origin : Europe
Nutritional information (per 100g portion)
Kcal : 89.0000
Protein (g) : 19
Carbohydrate (g) : 0
Sugars (g) : 0
Fat (g) : 1.3
Cholesterol (mg) : 54
Sodium (mg) : 79
Found mostly on sandy or muddy seabed, caught by trawling. Distributed widely in the North-East Atlantic and Mediterranean but forever associated with the English port of Dover.
Mild, buttery, sweet flavour. Firm but delicate with a meaty texture.
Store chilled in ice or refrigerator (0-5C). Consume within 2-3 days. Do not freeze.
Traditionally cooked on the bone, with the upper skin stripped off prior to cooking. It works best cooked as simply as possible, either grilled, pan-fried or roasted. Ideal with flavoured butters or simple sauces. Classic dishes include Sole Véronique, Sole à la meunière or goujons.