General Information about Sole plus Sole recipes
True sole belong to the family Soleidae which includes the common or Dover sole.
It should be noted that Lemon Sole is not a true sole it is a flounder (see
separate entry). Most are seawater (marine) flatfish although some do inhabit
fresh water mostly found in the Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean sea.
They reach a maximum length of about 70cm/28-inches and are a more oval shape
than many other flatfish with a smooth skin. Classed as a "white" fish, they have a mild,
buttery sweet flavour and are prized by European chefs and diners alike
for their versatility and ease of filleting. The name "Dover" is taken from the
English fishing port which landed the most sole in the 19th century.
Unfortunately, over-fishing in Europe has given rise to increased prices.
Suitable substitutes for sole: Halibut, lemon sole, plaice, flounder.
Serving allowances for Sole: Allow 1 x 30cm/12-inch sole or
2-4 plaice fillets per person depending on the recipe
Fried Fish With
Kiwifruit HT MC 20mins
Simmered Flat Fish
HT MC Japanese 20mins
HT MC 20mins
Spicy Garlic Fish Fry
HT MC Pakistani 20mins plus marinating
Moqueca de Peixe
HT MC Brazilian 25mins plus marinating
Sole Veronique HT
Fillet of Sole in Olive Oil Sauce
HT MC 30mins
Sole Bonne Femme
HT MC 30mins
Stuffed Flat Fish HT MC 30mins
Seafood Casserole HT
Seafood Stew HT MC French 90mins