Lemon sole

(Microstomus kitt)

Despite its name, lemon sole is not related to sole, but lemon sole belongs to the plaice family. Also called nasal tongue.

The color is orange-brown, the underside is white. Small head and very small mouth with fleshy lips. Maximum length 70 cm.


Lemon sole is a prized fish with a fine taste.

Method of preparation

Stewed, baked or fried, grilling is also possible.

Nutritional values

89 kcal, 1.5 g fat (of which 0.1 mg Omega-3), 17 g protein.


Avoid / Catch

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

Fish fact

No info.

More information

Lemon sole is available in salted and dried form on the Belgian coast, where it is called Scottish plaice and is considered a delicacy. facebook twitter