Pacific Dover Sole is not a true sole but actually a Flounder. These fairly large flatfish inhabit waters from Southern Califronia to Alaska.
The raw meat is white, the filets are firm, dense and hold together well in heavy sauces. Dover Sole is known for its mild sweet flavor and white ‘meat-like’ flesh when cooked. Flatfish like the Sole yield a thin fillet, as a result, poaching, saucing and steaming are the preferred cooking methods.
Sole is caught by trawlers and well managed under the Pacific Ground Fishery Management Plan.