Dover Sole

Category: Finfish

Family: Soleidae

Scientific Name: solea solea

Location: North Atlantic

Size: 400-800 grams

Season: year round

Cooking Applications: steamed, poached, pan-fried.  Delicate flesh is best suited for minimal ingredients and preparation for the subtle flavor to shine and be unmasked.

Substitutes:  Lemon Sole, Fluke

This highly desirable and prized flatfish is usually caught in the Mediterranean Sea.  To many, true Dover Sole is caught in the English Channel.  Dover, England was once the best supplier to the London market.  

Among the fish in the sea, Dover Sole has long been considered one of the best eating fish in the world and is considered a delicacy in most countries.  Dover Sole is best cooked lightly as to not overcook or mask its beautiful tender, sweet, moist and flakey flesh.  Despite it’s delicacy, Dover Sole is traditionally served with heavier and rich sauces in European cuisine. ( a la meuniere, steamed or poached with a wine sauce)

When purchasing Dover Sole, be aware of an inferior domestic Pacific Sole that is often marketed as “Dover Sole” which is another species altogether (microstomus pacificus).


2 thoughts on “Dover Sole

  1. I read a lot of interesting articles here. Probably you spend a lot of
    time writing, i know how to save you a lot of work, there
    is an online tool that creates unique, SEO friendly
    posts in minutes, just search in google – laranitas free content source

  2. The reason about this is that the copyright laws are broken by this.
    It replaced my iPhone 3 Gs nevertheless unique. The unlock depends on the firmware
    version on your own iPhone and also the modem firmware version.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s