Karei (鰈 / Japanese flat fish)

Category: Shiromi (white fish). Season: Summer.

Marbled Japanese flounder, or flat fish, is in season in the summer time. The white, almost transparent meat is very sweet and fatty, yet delicate and balanced. 

Engawa, the collagen-rich, chewy part of the flounder located near the fin, is considered a delicacy and fetches very high prices due to high demand.