Lemon Sole

Wild Caught in Pristine Icelandic Waters

Fishing Method: Longline, Bottom Trawl, and Danish Seine

Also known as: Lemon dab, Flounder

Latin: Microstomus kitt  |  French: Limande-sole  |  Spanish: Falsa limanda  |  Icelandic: Sólkoli

Product Size (oz) Box Sizes
Lemon Sole Fillets Skinless Bones out 4+   4+ 11, 22 lb.
Lemon Sole Fillets Skin on Bones out 4+   4+ 11, 22 lb.
Lemon Sole Headless Gutted 22 lb.
Lemon Sole Heads on Gutted 22 lb.

Flavour Profile

Lemon Sole has delicate and sweet white flesh, but, unlike the name, does not taste like a lemon. It also has classic tender fine flakes that come apart easily once cooked. 


Common size of Lemon Sole is between 35 and 45 cm and 6 lbs. Some individuals can grow upwards of 65 cm, and live for 24 years. 


Salties Imports offers Lemon Sole all throughout the year. The chart bellow shows the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month:

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Fishing Grounds

Lemon Sole is caught around Iceland and at depths of about 20 — 200 m. The largest fishing areas are around the Westfjords, Western, South Western, and Southern coasts. It prefers stony bottoms. 

Favourite Food

Lemon Sole likes easting capelin, shellfish, worms, small bottom dwelling fish, sand eels, and seaweed. 

Salties Traceability Program

All Lemon Sole sold by Salties Imports comes with traceability documents showing boat numbers, fishing gear, landing sites, and processing locations. It is our belief that transparency is a necessity in seafood so our customers know exactly all details of the product. 

Fisheries Management

Fisheries management in Iceland is based on extensive research on the fish stocks and the marine ecosystem. A catch limitation system is the cornerstone of the Icelandic fisheries management system. Management is also supported by other measures such as area restrictions, fishing gear restrictions, and the use of closed areas to conserve important vulnerable habitats.

Fun Facts

Lemon Sole has an unusually small mouth for its size and as a matter of fact, the latin name “Microstomus” derives from the greek words “Mikro” meaning small and “Stoma” meaning mouth.

Lemon Sole is not a true Sole, Its a flounder specie of the right eye Flounder family. It is considered more flavourful than its pacific relative, and is highly sought after as a restaurant dish.

Cooking Methods

We recommend Deep Frying, Pan Frying, Baking, Grilling, Broiling, and Sautéing our Lemon Sole.

Nutrition per 100 grams

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