Also known as Summer Flounder, Fluke is one of the most sought after commercial and recreational fish along the Atlantic coast. They have flat bodies and are known to blend in with the texture and color of their environment.
Fluke is found in estuaries and coastal lagoons. Juveniles burrow in sediments of estuaries while adults spent most of their time on the sea floor.
Fluke is available year-round and in the U.S. is most commonly found in the mid-Atlantic region from Cape Cod, MA to Cape Fear, NC. Commercially they are mainly caught with bottom trawls offshore in the winter and inshore in the summer.
- Good source of protein
- Low in fat and cholesterol
- High in B vitamins and niacin
Texture & Flavor Profile:
- Delicate flavor
- Flaky and fine texture
- Edible skin
- White flesh
Recommended Cooking Methods:
Baking, pan-frying, deep-frying, broiling, grilling, raw