Plaice

Wild Caught in Pristine Icelandic Waters

Fishing Method: Gill net

Also known as: Dab, Roughback

Latin: Pleuronectes platessa  |  French: Carrelet  |  Spanish: Solla europea  |  Icelandic: Rauðspretta

Product Size per (oz) Box Sizes
Plaice Fillet Skinless Bones out <4   4+   5+   6+ 11, 22 lb.
Plaice Fillet Skin on Bone out <4   4+   5+   6+ 11, 22 lb.
Plaice Headless Gutted 22 lb.
Plaice Heads on Gutted 22 lb.

Favourite Food

Plaice likes eating Shells, lobsters, shrimp, sea start, and small fish such as capelin.

Salties Traceability Program

All Plaice 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. 

Flavour Profile

Plaice has firm white flesh that is sweet and mild to the taste, while also being juicy and having medium flakes. 

Summary

Common size of Plaice is between 30 and 50 cm and 3 lbs. Some individuals can reach 100 cm and weigh up to 15 lbs. 

Availability

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Our Fishermen

As a family company with deep roots in the fishing villages of Iceland, Salties Imports chooses its fishermen and producers carefully to make sure the product is of the highest quality and freshness. Most are independent fishermen in Iceland who use small boats. 

Fishing Grounds

Plaice is caught all around Iceland and at depths of 10 — 200 m, preferring sandy ocean floors. The largest fishing areas are around the Westfjords, Western, and South Western coasts. 

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

Plaice hunts by digging itself into the ocean floor in the sand and striking its prey when it comes too close. The skin on its ‘eye side’ allows it to camouflage itself when it is hunting, except you can see its eyes peering out of the sand like two rocks. 

Cooking Methods

We recommend Deep Frying, Smoking, Pan Frying, Poaching, Baking, Grilling, Steaming, Sautéing, and Broiling our Plaice.

Nutrition per 100 grams

Nutrients and Minerals Amount
Calories 90
Total Fat 3.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Protein 15.2 g
Sodium 77.8 mg
Potassium 275 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol 54 mg
Calcium 23.2 mg
Magnesium 17.8 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 2.2 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 0.32 g

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