Plaice roll-ups

Plaice roll-ups

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(13 ratings)

Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
This fish recipe is so simple as it uses a ready-made sauce, or, take the time to make your own cheese sauce

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal242
  • fat12g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein28g
  • salt1.94g


  • 2 x 250g bags fresh leaf spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • a little butter, for brushing



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 4 skinless plaice fillets, about 140g/5oz each
  • 350g tub carbonara or cheese sauce
  • a handful of flaked almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4/fan 160C. Tip the spinach into a large hot pan, shake in 1 tbsp water and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute. Squeeze out any liquid. Or, if you have a microwave, pierce both bags of spinach and cook them together on Medium (500W) for 3 minutes, until the spinach is just wilted - it's more convenient but takes a couple of minutes longer.

  2. Butter a baking dish and spread the spinach out on the bottom. Lay each plaice fillet out flat on a chopping board, skinned-side up, and season with salt and pepper. Roll each one up like a Swiss roll and arrange on the spinach.

  3. Spoon the sauce over the fish and spinach so they are well covered. Scatter over the almonds and bake for 20 minutes, until the fish is cooked and everything is golden and gently bubbling. Serve with boiled potatoes.

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Klare Holbrook
22nd May, 2019
So easy to make, but also very enjoyable to eat. Didn’t bother with the nuts as we didn’t have any in the cupboard.
12th Feb, 2017
Made this last night, instead of the spinach, don't like it, used leeks, which was lovely. Made my own cheese sauce, missed out the almonds, was really nice, would definitely make again.
7th Jun, 2013
This was a very quick and easy dish to make, even though I made my own sauce from scratch. I microwaved the spinach, so there was very little water to squeeze out, and the whole meal was prepared and on the table within 30 minutes. It was tasty and the fish and cheese sauce worked really well. However, although I love raw spinach in a salad, I just can't get on with it as a cooked vegetable. For that reason, I'm not sure that I would make it again.
9th Mar, 2013
Very nice dish quick and easy, even with homemade sauce. Ooops can't seem to get the stars to work but I would rate it with a five.
8th Sep, 2010
Really loved this quick and easy dish. If its low fat too then that is a bonus although I guess it depends on what sauce you use. Missed out the almonds as other half not keen on them. Yummy - well definately make again!
9th Nov, 2009
Delicious. Didn't use the almonds as I don't like them. Has become a family favourite.
12th Nov, 2008
I've used both a mushroom alfredo sauce and a sun-dried tomato alfredo sauce (as well as a plain one) and it's all worked wonderfully.
29th Jun, 2008
The taste of the fish with spinach and cheese sauce is absolutely fantastic. It's so quick to do although I made my own sauce. My husband who is a fan of plaice really enjoyed this dish even though I used frozen fish.
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