European Dover sole, common sole, genuine Dover sole
Few fish command more respect in culinary circles than the true Dover sole, which yields thin yet firm fillets that hold together well in many preparations. The raw meat is glistening white and dense and cooks up white. The flavor of the Dover sole is mild and sweet.One fan of Dover sole describes the fish as being “more like a meat. It doesn’t have the texture of a normal fish.” Despite its delicate flavor, it’s able to stand up to the heavy sauces favored by European chefs.
Fresh: Dressed, Fillets Frozen: Dressed, Fillets
Flounder, Other soles
Like all flatfish, Dover sole yields a thin fillet, which makes it prone to over-cooking. As a result, it’s better suited to poaching, steaming or saucing than to dry-heat methods like baking or broiling. When sautéing, slip a slice of raw potato under the thin part of the tail to allow for more even cooking. Dover sole is considered excellent cooked on the bone. In fact, in England, the fish is often served whole and filleted at the table.
Africa, France, Italy, Netherlands, UK
Amount Per Serving - Serving Size 100 g/3.5oz
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019. fdc.nal.usda.gov.
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