Petrale Sole Flavor Profile

Petrale Sole Flavor Scale

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

  • Bake
  • Broil
  • Deep-Fry
  • Grill
  • Poach
  • Saute
  • Smoke
  • Steam
  • Sushi

Alternate Names

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.

Petrale Sole Availability

Fresh seafood availability chart: green areas show peak availability, light green show limited availability, gray indicates not available fresh.



Petrale Sole Butchering Yield Percentage

ItemTo Skin/On FilletsTo Skin/Off FilletsNotes
Whole Roundto Dressed Head/On 86% (+/- 4)
Whole Roundto Dressed Head/Off 65% (+/- 10)
Whole Roundto Skin/Off Fillets 30% (+/- 2)
Head/On gutted34%
Head/Off gutted44%
Yield % varies according to a number of factors including: size of fish, season, sex, and the skill of your fishmonger.


Range & Habitat

Petrale_Sole_Range.jpgAquaMaps Data sources: GBIF

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.

Typical Wholesale Products

Whole, Dressed, H&G, Fillets (4 – 6 oz avg)


Nutritional Information

based upon a 6 oz (171 grams) raw edible serving.

* Calories/Calories from fat156
* Protein grams32.2
* Fat grams2
* Saturated fat grams.49
* Sodium milligrams139
* Cholesterol milligrams82
* Omega-3 grams.3


Petrale Sole Sustainability Info

NameAlternate NamesCatch MethodCatch
Petrale Dover SoleSoleWild – Bottom Longline, Bottom Trawl, Midwater TrawlUS West Coast, Alaska, British ColumbiaYellow-icon_20.pngRed-Dot_20.pngYellow-icon_20.pngLow
Disclaimer: The sustainability info above is accurate to the best of our knowledge. However, each program randomly updates their information without our knowledge. We therefore recommend that you verify the current accuracy of this information.
Green-icon_20.png = Best Choice/Recommended     Yellow-icon_20.png = Good Alternative     Red-Dot_20.png = Avoid/Not RecommendedUpdated
August 2013


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