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.|
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.
Plaice has firm white flesh that is sweet and mild to the taste, while also being juicy and having medium flakes.
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.
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:
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.
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 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.
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.
We recommend Deep Frying, Smoking, Pan Frying, Poaching, Baking, Grilling, Steaming, Sautéing, and Broiling our Plaice.
Nutrition per 100 grams
|Nutrients and Minerals||Amount|
|Total Fat||3.3 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.7 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||1.3 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.8 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||0 g|
|Dietary Fibre||0 g|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids||2.2 g|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids||0.32 g|