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Megrim / Megrim Sole (lepidorhombus whiffiagonis)

A deep-water flat fish, found between the Mediterranean and Iceland, and growing up to 50cm in length - it"s of medium culinary quality. It is also known as the "sail-fluke" or "whiff". It belongs to the Bothidae family, like the Brill and Turbot, but isn"t in the same culinary league.

If found at a fishmonger, it is best poached, as its flesh tends to be dry; or the fillets can be battered or breadcrumbed, and fried in the manner of plaice.

An attempt to make this fish more attractive to the public is being launched during 2008, by renaming it Cornish Sole; in the same way Pilchards have been re-branded as Cornish Sardines.

If you enjoy cooking take a minute to look at ‘Simon Scrutton French Cookery Classes’ on Google – and learn how to make top class bistro-style dishes. Suitable for beginners upwards. Small classes.

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