How do you know when Dover Sole is fresh?
According to this other question, about all fish, you have a few ways to know:
- the gills should be bright red
- the skin/scales should be bright and shiny like metal
- this fish shouldn't really smell of anything except 'watery'
- the flesh should rebound quickly when pressed
- the eyes should be bright and clear
- really fresh fish is also quite slimey to touch if it's straight out of the water. I remember being quite surprised at this from my first fishing trip a few years back.
And all of these ways don't work, because the fish bores under sand and lives there. Is there any way to tell with Dover Sole?