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Dover Sole in US supermarkets: is this the real thing?

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Dover Sole in US supermarkets: is this the real thing?

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gdsto | | Dec 6, 2008 03:36 PM

I had always thought (perhaps naievely) that true Dover Sole was a variety of fish that could only be obtained in the UK- and all of the other soles that were sold in the fish markets in the US were just renamed versions of flounder, so named to make them more appetizing to the purchaser. (Such as Lemon sole, etc). Suddenly I am seeing Dover Sole for sale in Publix supermarkets here in SC and I wonder, is this the real thing, or have purveyors just become more liberal with what they call Dover Sole? I looked it up on wikipedia already, and have not read enough of an explanation to satisfy my curiosity. Anyone out there in the know? Is the fish I made for dinner really "Dover Sole?" Thank you!

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