Prized for its delicious, firm flesh and versatility in numerous recipes, chefs and fishmongers alike regard Dover Sole as a prince among flatfish. Supplied as a whole fish, gutted, trimmed and top-skinned.
Please note that, because fish naturally vary in size, we will always adhere to the pack weights given for ‘whole’ fish. At times, one large whole fish will be enough to make up the weight, at other times it may be two or more smaller fish; so, although the number of fish supplied may change between orders, the weight received will always remain the same. Please be aware that a description of a fish as ‘boned’ means that, although the fishmongers will have removed the bones to the best of their ability, we cannot guarantee that any piece of fish will be entirely bone-free.
Our fishing vessels work out of Exmouth, Brixham and Newlyn, and operate in accordance with the Seafood Responsible Fishing Scheme. They keep us well topped up most days with a selection of fresh fish and shellfish, and a catch can often be on its way to the Greendale farm shop within hours of leaving the sea. If we can’t catch it ourselves, we source only from trusted suppliers with standards as high as our own. The fish available may vary, depending on the season, but a delicious variety is always to be found on our fish counter. From whole fish to fillets, live lobsters to shrimp, our wide selection is sold in a choice of portion sizes and prepared for your convenience by our skilled fishmongers.
Dover Sole has medium-brown mottled skin with a lighter underside. ‘Top-skinning’ is the traditional method for skinning this fish – it simply means we’ve removed the brown skin but left the lighter skin underneath intact.
Grilled, pan-fried, poached or roasted, Dover Sole is a really versatile fish to cook, though it seems to work best in simple recipes that allow its flavour to shine. The classic French recipe, Sole à la Meunière, is a great example; the fish is dredged in flour, pan-fried and served with a butter, lemon juice and parsley sauce.
|Storage Instructions||Suitable for freezing. Store in fridge and consume within 2-3 days of receipt, or freeze immediately.|
|Dietary||For allergens see ingredients in BOLD.|
|Source||Caught in Area 7 / SW Approaches by Greendale Beam Trawlers including the Margarent of Ladram, Sam of Ladram and William of Ladram|
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Planning a romantic meal for two? This delicious Dover Sole recipe is well worth a try; it may sound a bit fiddly, but the fish is actually pretty straightforward to cook (and the ‘fancy’ sauce is bound to impress!). Serve with your choice of steamed veg or salad.