Plaice in a hot vinaigrette

Plaice in a hot vinaigrette

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins - 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This healthy fish dish makes for a tasty midweek meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal209
  • fat11g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.44g
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Ingredients

  • 4 large plaice fillets, about 140g/5oz each
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 leeks, washed, trimmed and shredded into very thin strips
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 1 lemon, plus wedges to serve
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Get grilling: Preheat the grill to High. Lay the plaice fillets, skin-side down, on an oiled baking sheet, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and drizzle with 1 tbsp of the oil. Grill the fish for 2-3 minutes (no need to turn).

  2. Make the vinaigrette: While the plaice is grilling, heat the remaining oil in a small frying pan. Add the garlic and leeks and fry over a gentle heat until soft and golden. Squeeze in the juice from the lemon, then take the pan off the heat. Remove the fish from under the grill and arrange on plates. Using a slotted spoon, top the fish with the garlic and leeks. Heat the vinaigrette for a further minute until piping hot, then pour it over the fish and finish with a good grinding of black pepper. Serve with lemon wedges and boiled new potatoes.

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Comments (12)

maggiebleksley's picture

Looks like a good recipe and I'm going to try it tonight, but wouldn't it be better to start frying the leeks and garlic before grilling the plaice if that only takes 2-3 minutes?

lindseymartin's picture
5

I have made this so many times and it is quick and delicious. Daughters like the low calorie count too. Start the leeks in advance of cooking the plaice just to make sure they are ready to plate up the dish.

Sarah15021971's picture

This is gorgeous and so quick. Didn't realise you had to make a vinegarette so had it without and it was still lovely.

elainemck's picture
5

I added some parsley. Very good, will definitely make this again.

beckynewby's picture
5

Loved it. Simple, tasty, not high in calories - cant ask for more!

phwiiii's picture
4

This was a really nice recipe for a fish that i normally have no idea what to do with! i had some spring onions lying around so i thinly sliced them lengthways and added them to the leeks. I would recommend starting cooking the leeks before you put the fish on.

aturnb1022's picture
5

Very simple to make and very tasty.

kerrygrace's picture
5

beautiful, i halved the recipe but still used a whole lemon and throughly enjoyed it

richcat's picture
5

forgot to rate the recipe!

richcat's picture
5

Totally agree with Alycia! Not too keen on Plaice but I am now. Hubby loved it too. Will be making this for friends too as it looks impressive when served. Will be trying the stuffed Plaice with Almonds next.

alycia's picture
5

This was absolutely divine! My other half adores Plaice, but I have always found it rather boring and bland fish, so I gave this recipe a shot for his sake, and my goodness, what a surprise! We BOTH fell for this one hook, line and sinker! Wonderful! Bravo, BBC Good Food! Thanks!

melanielawrie's picture
3

Quite tasty, but the leeks were a bit too lemony for my kids.

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