Lemons have an oval body, more rounded than a Dover, with a lighter, yellowy-brown dark side. Ranging in size from 230g to 1kg, lemons have a sweet delicate flesh, ideal for any sole recipes and work especially well with creamy white wine sauces.
As well as being a great fish cooked on the bone, fillets are always popular, and are great for rolling around a filling (delice), then steaming or baking. While found in the eastern Atlantic and North Sea, lemon sole from the south coast are generally considered the best, and often command a higher price. A popular fish on Christmas menus.
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