Māori Name: pātiki
Name Scientific: Rhombosolea spppatiki; Rhombosolea spp
Sand Flounders are a shallow-water fish found at depths of up to 50 metres. In New Zealand they are caught all year round, particularly in the north and are most abundant in harbours, estuaries, and muddy bays. They have an oval shaped body with yellow or white on the belly and dark spots that belong to the Pleuronectidae family.
May not be the prettiest fish but delicious when pan roasted and served with salt, butter and lemon. They are a mild-tasting fish with a hint of sweetness. Its texture is elegant with low levels of moisture and oiliness. Bake, grill, barbecue or fry. The flesh will flake easily when cooked.
Recipe baked Flounder