Lemon Sole

Lemon sole has an oval body, with a light, yellowy-brown upper side. Ironically, this fish is not actually a sole but a member of the plaice family. Ranging in size from 230g to 1kg, they have sweet delicate flesh. Lemons are 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 the North Sea, lemon sole from the south coast are generally considered the best and often command a higher price.

Adapted from Love Seafood


Seafood type:


Best during:

January - February , June - September


All year round

Cooking recommendations:

Bake, grill, poach or steam

Nearest Alternatives:

Plaice Megrim