Lemon Sole 300-400g
- Contains essential omega 3 fatty acids
- Sourced from sandy sea beds around Plymouth and Looe
- Available Jan-Oct
- Serve simply with brown butter
Lemon sole is a flatfish, and is actually a member of the flounder family rather than the sole. ‘Lemon’ is also a bit of a misnomer, as contrary to popular belief, the flesh doesn’t taste like lemon at all. Instead, it’s theorised that the skin of lemon sole has a similar texture to its citrus counterpart, hence the connection. Despite the trickery of the name, lemon sole is a lovely fish: texture-wise, the flesh is delicate and light, with a fine flavour. Whole fillets do well fried in breadcrumbs and served with tartare sauce for a Friday night treat but can be delicious simply pan fried and served alongside some seasonal greens.
Fresh fish is best eaten straight away, or within 3 days. Store in your refrigerator and pack with ice if possible. To freeze; place the fish straight in the freezer upon delivery and aim to consume within 3 months. TIP: Write the date on the packaging before freezing. Do not re-freeze your fish after defrosting.