Judged on its own merits, plaice is a superb fish possessing a fine, moist texture and subtle but distinctive flavour. Given the right treatment, it makes a simple, healthy, inexpensive and absolutely delicious lunch or supper. Ours are finest Dutch plaice with a light ice glaze.
Ours are finest Dutch Plaice with a light ice glaze.
Plaice cooks very quickly – fillets need only a total cooking time of 4-5 minutes whether grilled, fried or poached. Use the poaching method to make a sauce or coat fillets of Plaice with egg and breadcrumbs and pan-fry in butter and a little oil.
Serve with a chilled Pinot Grigio or lightly-oaked Chardonnay white wine.