Slime Flounder (Flatfish)

A Fish served to celebrate the New Year
Luxury food representing the Winter of Miyagi

The area stretching between Sendai bay and Sanriku coast is a treasury for various kinds of Flatfish. Slime Flounder is a luxury food that represents the Winter of Miyagi. The meat is rich in protein and the gelatinous area of the fins contain a lot of collagen. In particular, when the Slime Flounders are carrying coloured eggs known as "Flatfish with Roe", close to hatching season, it is considered an omen for the prosperity of coming generations and is served as a dish to celebrate the New Year.

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Information provided by Foodkingdom Miyagi http://foodkingdom-miyagi.jp

LocationMiyagi prefecture, Shiogama・Ishinomaki・Kesennuma・Other

Posted in Miyagi prefecture, Seafood.