Witch

Wild Caught in Pristine Icelandic Waters

Fishing Method: Danish Seine  and Gill Net

Also known as: Witch flounder, Gray sole, and Torbey sole

Latin: Glyptocephalus cynoglossus  |  French: Plie cynoglosse  |  Spanish: Mendo  |  Icelandic: Langlúra

Product Size (oz) Box Sizes
Whole Gutted Heads Off 3 - 5 lb 22 lb.

Favourite Food

Gray Sole feeds on crabs, lobsters, shrimp, and other shellfish as well as starfish and small fish such as Capelin.

Salties Traceability Program

All Gray 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.

Flavour Profile

Gray Sole is a lean fish that has a mild flavour with a soft texture. It cooks up fully white and has a medium flake that comes apart easily once cooked.

Summary

Common size of Gray Sole is between 45 and 65 cm and 3 lbs. Some individuals grow to 78 cm and weigh upwards of 6 lbs, and live for 25 years. 

Availability

Salties Imports offers Gray Sole 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

Gray Sole is caught around Iceland and at depths of 20 — 1500 m, with ideal ocean temperatures of 2°C — 6°C. The largest fishing areas are on the Western and Southern coasts. 

Fisheries Management

Fishery 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

Gray Sole is a little flatfish. It has a small head and very small teeth.

Cooking Methods

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

Nutrition per 100 grams

Nutrients and Minerals Amount
Calories 91
Total Fat 1.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat - g
    Monounsaturated Fat - g
Protein 18.8 g
Sodium 81.0 mg
Potassium - mg
Total Carbohydrate - g
    Dietary Fibre - g
Cholesterol - mg
Calcium - mg
Magnesium - mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.2 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids - g

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