Lemon sole is a misnomer since it’s neither a real sole, nor does it taste of lemon, but it is pale yellow in colour. It’s actually a flounder (the family that includes plaice and turbot). The name derives the French name “limande-sole” meaning flatfish.
COOKING / EATING BENEFITS
Lemon Sole has delicate, sweet white flesh and is a great little eating fish. Although generally caught as bycatch whilst fishing for more commercial species (turbot, monkfish etc) Lemon Sole is a popular and tasty fish which isn’t currently under pressure. Larger specimens can be filleted, dusted in seasoned flour and/or breadcrumbed for frying, but they are best cooked simply. Eithher grilled, fried or baked and served with a light sauce. They taste delicious with lemon zest mashed potato.