Sole plaice for delicious fish

June 9, 2012 ,

Sole and plaice are closely related and share several common features: the two are flatfish with both eyes on the same side of the body, they swim on their side (eyes on top) and live in shallow sandy bottoms, where they conceal themselves thanks to their camouflaging ability.

Their flesh is white, lean and tastes very delicate, making it the most popular fish for getting children to like seafood. From a nutritional standpoint, they contain minerals, vitamins and some amounts of omega-3.

These fish have been swimming in our seas since the dawn of time: people have found fossils of plaice and/or sole that date back about 65 million years!

In Quebec, although the term “sole” is almost exclusively used at the fishmonger’s and at restaurants, in reality, it is plaice and not sole, which frequents Canadian waters and is fished here.

Try our recipe for Sole Fillets with Mushrooms

Sole Fillets with Mushrooms

Sole Fillets with Mushrooms

Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on June 9, 2012.


Cinzia Cuneo
Cinzia Cuneo, founder of, never wanted to neglect the quality of her food. She shares her special expertise to make good food quickly and without complications!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This website uses cookies to give the best user experience, monitor the site performance, offer social networks features, or display advertisements. By clicking "ACCEPT", you consent to the use of cookies in accordance to our privacy policy.

Our weekly newsletter includes:

  • Recipes, tips and advice on healthy eating
  • Occasional promotions on products & services from SOSCuisine and some trusted partners
  • Occasional invitations to help scientific research by answering surveys or participating in studies
  • Your email address will never be shared without your permission and you may unsubscribe at any time.
SOSCuisine, 3470 Stanley, Suite 1605, Montreal, QC, H3A 1R9, Canada.