Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dover Sole

I got some dover fish in the fridge! Well, not a fresh one though....lol!
What is dover sole? According to Wikipedia, the common sole or Dover sole is a species of fish in the Soleidae family. It has a preference for relatively shallow water with sand or mud covering the bottom. It is found in the Eastern Atlantic ocean, from the south of Norway to Senegal, and in almost all of the Mediterranean Sea. In the winter it withdraws to the somewhat warmer waters of the Southern North Sea.

The small eyes are close to each other on the right-hand side of the body. This gives the fish the possibility of lurking half-buried in the sand for passing prey. The common sole, just like all other flatfish, hatches as an "ordinary" fish with one eye on each side of the body. The young metamorphose to flatfish when they are about one cm long. The common sole approaches a maximum length of approximately 70 cm.

Chefs prize Dover sole for its mild, buttery sweet flavour and versatility and for its ease of filleting. The fish yields fillets that hold together well in a variety of recipes.

The name "Dover" comes from Dover, the English fishing port landing the most sole in the 19th century.





7 diner's comment:

MinnieRunner said...

At first glance sis akala ko Chicken, ehehehe.. Meron ba nito sa pinas? Tamang tama ito for the lenten season :)

Cecile said...

wala pa ko kadungog anang fish, dhemz; parang tilapia din ba yan?

Cacai M. said...

Mora'g catfish pod xa.. nice one madam sis.. by the way, congrats pr2 nmn diay ni.. ako zero balance na tanan.. huhu.. oizzt asa nmn diay akong mga badges wla mn dre... ehhehe.. muahh!

shydub said...

Na dover sole d i tawag aning isda, aguy kita nga taga isla wala mn kaayo kaila ug mga isda, bulinao ra mn ilhan ug potpot waaaaa. Akong smoked salmon ako nlng gikaon oi ky aron dili masayang. Diri bayot you can't expect fresh fish jud as in, mostly forzen na ilang mga isda. Hala gotta go tsang mwah!

✿Grace Draper✿ said...

ala nmn tau fresh mabibili dito sis lol kunwari fresh nalang

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Ngayon ko lang nadinig yung isdang ito. Wala siguro niyan sa Pinas. Meron akong nakikitang frozen pink salmon sa Pinas pero hindi ang Dover sole. Ewan ko rin kasi hindi naman ako nakapupunta lately sa mga 1st class supermarkets, lol. Sa akin, okay na yung labahita para sa fish fillet, lol. Thanks for the yummy post. God bless you all always.

nice A said...

If that is called Flounder then I have already tried it. May I look for it somewhere. Thanks for sharing for us to be aware.