Wednesday, May 2, 2007

English Sole: Parophrys vetula

Like the flounder, the English sole is a pancake-flat fish with both eyes on one side of its head. It dwells along sand and mud bottoms, and can grow to 1.5 feet, or 49 cm.

English sole are found in the eastern North Pacific, from the Bering Sea to central Baja California in Mexico.

English sole come from marine fisheries, not fish farms. They are primarily caught with trawls.

Sole has fine, firm-textured flesh with a delicate taste.

English sole is marketed as a fillet, fresh or frozen.

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