Petrale Sole Flavor Profile
Petrale Sole are considered to be the most flavorful and desirable of Pacific Flounders. They have a mild, delicately nutty, sweet flavor with small, firm flakes.
Typical Cooking Methods
Brill, Flounder, California Sole, Jordan's Flounder, Round Nosed Sole
Petrale Sole Description (Eopsetta jordani)
Petrale Sole are actually a right-eyed Flounder, not a Sole, but are called "Sole" because the term is more marketable. They are considered the "premium" Pacific Flounder. They have light to dark brown skin on their upper side, white on the bottom side. Average catch weight is about 2 pounds but they can grow as large as 2 feet long (70 cm) and 8 lbs (3.7 kg). Average life-span is about 17 years, but they can live to be about 35 years old.
Typical Wholesale Products
Whole, Dressed, H&G, Fillets (4 - 6 oz avg)
Petrale Sole Availability
Fresh Petrale Sole availability chart: green areas show peak availability, light green indicate limited availability. Petrale Sole is a by-catch fish and so has inconsistent availability.
Petrale Sole Butchering Yield Percentage
|Item||To Skin/On Fillets||To Skin/Off Fillets||Notes|
||--||--||to Dressed Head/On 86% (+/- 4)|
|Whole Round||--||--||to Dressed Head/Off 65% (+/- 10)|
|Whole Round||--||--||to Skin/Off Fillets 30% (+/- 2)|
|Yield % varies according to a number of factors including: size of fish, season, sex, and the skill of your fishmonger.|
Range & Habitat
Petrale Sole is found in the eastern Pacific Coast line from northern Mexico to the Bering Sea. They are common at depths of 300-500 feet deep, yet have been found as deep as 1,370 feet.
based upon a 6 oz (171 grams) raw edible serving
Petrale Sole Sustainability Info
This window is a link to the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program info on Sole.
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