Cornish Plaice from Brixham

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Anthony J Sargeant bought this fresh Cornish Plaice in early October. Caught by a day-boat from Brixham so in the market within 24 hours. It is a marvellous and under-rated fish – delicate and distinctive in flavour and with a good texture. This large plump example shows Plaice at its very best. Highly recommended.

Lemon Sole filleting by Anthony J Sargeant (stage 5)

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The fish is now turned over and as with the fillets from the top-side the filleting knife is carefully slid under the meat along the length of the backbone working outwards towards the fins. All the time the knife is kept flat against the bony skeleton of the fish using this as the guide for the knife and ensuring that all of the meat is removed.