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Deeper shade of sole: petrale at Granville Island, Van

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Deeper shade of sole: petrale at Granville Island, Van

grayelf | May 17, 2009 08:11 AM

I may have been living under a rock but I had never seen this type of flatfish (also known as California sole or brill) for sale in Vancouver. On Tuesday, I spotted it whole at Seafood City on Granville Island. I note from their website that whitefish is one of their specialties http://www.seafoodcitygi.com/products... The locally caught fish were about 2 lbs each, perfect for two people once the helpful staffer "topped and tailed" it for me. Into a pan for five minutes a side, stirfried peashoots and roasted new spuds for contorni and hello happy elf. At $4.99 a pound, this delicate light white flatfish has become a favourite on our trips to San Francisco. I am now hopeful it will stay on the list at home. It's even okay to eat it occasionally per the sustainability gurus online -- better rating stateside than here though and I couldn't find a recent Oceanwise list on line ...http://seachoice.org/profile/86/view
http://www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagID=15781
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/fishwatch/sp...

PS random drool factor for smoked seafood lovers: they also carry environmentally caught smoked scallops caught just off Quadra Island from Butterfly Brand

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