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Lemon Sole


product Specifics On Quality: Meat is mottled with deep pink tinges and gray, with an opal appearance.  Very delicate and flaky when cooked, very mild in flavor and can be easily over powered.

Primarily Sold As:  Whole or fillets

Culinary: Baked, broiled, fried, sauteed or poached.

Characteristic: Lemon Sole - Psuedopleuronectes americanus -This fish goes by many names, which name it gets marketed under depends on the weight of the fish.  If the fish weighs under 1 lb. it is called Blackbacks or Peewees.  If the fish weighs between 2 to 4 lbs. they are called Winter or Georges flounder.  If they come to market weighing more then 4 lbs. it is called Lemon Sole.  When we put Lemon Sole out in our retail store we always get asked the question, “Does this fish taste like lemons?” Sole is a wonderful eating fish, the European chef's have had a love affair with sole, (mostly Dover) for decades.  It is a flat fish and like most flat fish it’s eyes are on one side of it’s head, which is the dark side of the fish, it has a white underside.  The designs of nature are probably some of the best; the eyes on the dark side allow the fish to hide on the ocean floor and still be able to see it’s prey.



Lemon Sole - currently available at the Harbor Fish Market retail store.

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