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What is Dover Sole?

Asked by ava (977points) June 25th, 2007

I love Dover Sole, but I was wondering what makes a Sole a Dover Sole. Is it the preparation, or where the fish comes from?

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Dover comes from the name of a fish. Sole fish is a flat fish with a very rough skin and Dover sole is one of the varieties. It takes its name from Dover, England where it is found... and it is much more popular there (Europe in general, too) than in other places.

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Very informative! Thanks much!

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a.k.a Dover Sole, Slime Sole, Slippery Sole, Microstomus pacificus

Like the flounder, the Dover sole is a pancake-flat fish with both eyes on one side of its head, making it well adapted to living on the ocean bottom. Dover sole produces a protective slime that may spread to other fish when it’s caught in a net. It can grow to a maximum of 2.5 feet, or 76 cm.

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