Lemon Sole Recipe – About Few Fishes Caught Around Iceland.
In this article i am going to write about few fishes caught around Iceland. I have
cooked and tried all these fishes. I give Lemon sole recipe, set links to others
and put all kinds of information about the other fishes I hope you like this article. I have bought a license to use this great photos in the article from the illustrator Jon Baldur Hliðberg
The lemon sole is a medium sized rather thickset flatfish, usually around 30 cm long, but the largest individual caught in Icelandic waters measured at 63 cm. It is found all around Iceland, but is much rarer in the colder waters north and east of the country. Mostly it occurs on rocky or sandy bottoms at depths between 50 to 350m.
Lemon Sole Recipe - Salt Coated Lemon Sole Recipes Fridrik V / The Chef.
1 beautiful fresh Lemon Sole
2 cloves of garlic
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 bundle of thyme
1 kg sea salt
1 egg white
Clean the plaice thoroughly and soak it in the olive oil. Finely chop the garlic and thyme and sprinkle generously over the fish. Squeeze the lemon and a bit of zest over and let it stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir the salt and the egg white together. Put a little salt dough at the bottom of an ovenproof dish and flatten it out. Put the plaice on top and cover with the rest of the salt dough. Make sure that it completely covers the fish. Pop it into a 175°C hot oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside for 5 minutes before serving with fresh salad and freshly baked bread.
Cod (Gadus morhua)
Cod is “the fish” in Iceland. It is by far the most important marine resource in Icelandic waters. Its economic importance has only briefly been surpassed by herring in the 20th century and possibly Greenland shark in the 19th. The cod is also a large, fecund, greedy and rather fast growing fish and therefore has great impact on other marine species in Icelandic waters. The cod can grow quite large; the largest individual measured in Icelandic waters was 186 cm long and 17 years old. Common size in catches is much smaller, or in the range of 45 to 85 cm long in most fishing gear. This corresponds to roughly 4 to 7 year old and 1 to 4 kg fish.
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The haddock is a marine fish distributed on both sides of the North Atlantic. Haddock is a popular food fish and is widely fished commercially. The haddock is recognized by a black lateral line running along its white side and a distinctive dark blotch above the pectoral fin. Haddock is most commonly found at depths of 40 to 133 m, but has a range as deep as 300 m. The haddock is a rather large codfish, usual size in catches is between 50 and 65 cm long, but the largest individual caught in Icelandic waters measured 112 cm.
Haddock is often used for dried fish in Iceland. Dried haddock, cod or catfish, is ready to eat, direct from the package. For extra flavour spread with a little butter. Popular as a snack food, it is also available as freeze-dried titbits.
Saithe – Pollock (Pollachius virens)
The saithe is a large codfish, usually between 70 and 110 cm long in catches, but the largest individual caught in Icelandic waters measured 132 cm. It is found all around Iceland, but is rarer in the colder waters to the north and east of the country. The saithe can be described as benthopelagic fish, i.e., it occurs both close to the bottom and in the water column. It has a streamlined shape and is consequently a very good swimmer. It can swim rapidly all over the Icelandic continental shelf and individuals tagged in Icelandic waters have often been fished along mainland Europe.
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Catfish (Anarhichas lupus)
The catfish is a large sized, rather long fish, usually around 50 to 60 cm long, but the largest individual caught in Icelandic waters measured at 125 cm. It is found all around Iceland, but is most common off Vestfirdir (West Fjords) peninsula in the west. It mostly occurs on mud or sand bottoms at depths between 40 to 200 m.
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Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)
Plaice is a medium sized flatfish. It has a smooth skin as opposed to, for example, dab and long rough dab. It is easily recognized by the red or orange spots on the otherwise dark back, the underside is white. The maximum recorded size in Icelandic waters is 85 cm, but the usual size in catches is from 30 to 50 cm.Plaice is common all around Iceland from the seashore to 200 m depth, on sandy or muddy bottoms.
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The golden redfish is one of the most common and commercially important fish in Icelandic waters. It is commonly from 35 to 40 cm long in catches, but exceptionally large individuals of up to 100 cm and 15 kg have been measured. These huge individuals are often called centennial redfishes as they are probably very old. It is however possible that these very large redfishes belong to a different stock, or even species, than the common golden redfish.
Icelandic Fisheries - Golden Redfish
The blue ling is a medium to large sized, very long and slender codfish. Usual size in catches is 70 to 110 cm, but the largest individual caught in Icelandic waters measured 153 cm. It is found all around Iceland, but is much rarer in the colder waters north and east of the country. It is primarily a deep water fish, found in the depth range of 130 to 1500 m but mostly at a depth of between 300 and 800 m.
Icelandic Fisheries – Blue Ling
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