Lemons have an oval body; more rounded than a Dover Sole, with a lighter, yellowy-brown dark side with darker blotches, the lateral line is straight with only a slight curve above the pectoral fin and has a smooth upper surface. The head and mouth are both very small. Ranging in size from 230g to 1kg.
They are usually found on hard or gravelly bottoms between 10-200m and feed on small invertebrates such as barnacles, worms and sandhoppers. Spawning occurs in about 100m of water during April – August. The young become bottom-living at about 3 cm, and reach maturity at 3-4 years.
Lemon Sole have a sweet delicate flesh, ideal for any sole recipes and work especially well with creamy white wine sauces. As well as being a great fish cooked on the bone, fillets are always popular, and are great for rolling around a filling (delice), then steaming or baking.