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The Dover flatfish lives in the muddy seabeds of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern Atlantic Ocean. The Dover is named after the English village where it was most fished in the 19th century. Dover found in the U.K. is different from the Dover that can be bought in the U.S. 

The European Dover is different from the one found in North America. This type of Dover is gray or brown on top and white on the bottom. It has both eyes on one side of its head and has a flat, oval body shape. It can weigh between 2-4 pounds as an adult, and it grows to about 70 centimeters in length.

Many people have enjoyed cooking with Dover since it's so widely available. Today, it can be found in the seas surrounding the U.K., Italy, Spain, France, and northern Africa. It can also be fished in the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to northern Mexico. If you're buying Dover in the U.S., you are most likely buying the Pacific Dover variety.

Dover can be enjoyed in many ways at home. You can bake, pan-fry, steam, or grill Dover fillets, but they should not be overcooked. It doesn't take more than ten minutes to grill Dover, about twenty minutes to bake it, and ten minutes to fry it. A hearty meal can be made by adding a side of vegetables, rice, or French fries. At the store, you can buy frozen fillets so you don't have to carve the Dover from scratch and can get to cooking right away.

Dover is prized for being easy to cook and is usually sold as fillets. Chefs also enjoy cooking Dover because of its buttery and versatile flavor.

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