Identification & biology: Petrale Sole is generally regarded as the premium Pacific coast “sole”. Two discrete populations have been identified in B.C. coastal waters, near Vancouver Island. It has olive brown skin and ivory, or cream-colored flesh.
Range & Habitat: Not a true sole, but rather a flounder that is found in the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Mexico. I
Market Description: t’s highly prized for its excellent flavor and fine-textured, lowfat flesh. Those found in the market generally weigh from 1 to 5 pounds. They can be purchased fresh and frozen, whole or in fillets.
Recommended Preparation: Highly prized for its excellent flavor and fine-textured, low fat flesh, Petrale sole can be prepared in almost any manner including sautéing, broiling, grilling and poaching. Petrale Sole, like other Flatfish, is a very soft, moist fish that is vulnerable to mushiness if cooked too long. Brevity of cooking time is essential.