(limanda limanda)

Dab is a flatfish and, like plaice, lives on a sandy bottom. The fish feeds on shellfish and worms. This means that the dab competes with the plaice because it feeds on the same prey.

Colored silk light brown to gray brown with small rust brown dots. Maximum length 42 cm.


Dab is a lean and tasty fish whose taste is similar to sole.

Method of preparation

Baked or stewed, also available smoked.

Nutritional values

330 kJ / 80 kcal, 2.6 g fat (of which 0.2 mg Omega-3), 1.5 mg protein, 0.5 mg iron, vitamin A.


Avoid / Catch

Eastern Atlantic Ocean, from the White Sea and Iceland to the Bay of Biscay.

Fish fact

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More information

Dab is a tasty fish. Initially dab was a less interesting fish. Since the late 1980s, there has been a greater interest in dab, especially from Japan. The Japanese prepare it in a special way and attribute a high culinary value to it.