A popular orange-spotted flat sea fish with a mild, sweet flavour. Unfortunately stocks of plaice have suffered from their success and have been subject to intense over-fishing. Look for a sustainable source of plaice labelled with the MSC blue tick, or a more sustainable flatfish such as dab, flounder or lemon sole.
Recipes using plaice
Plaice is available fresh or frozen and can be bought whole or as fillets.
Plaice cooks very quickly - fillets should only need a total cooking time of 4-5 minutes, whether grilled, fried or poached. Use the poaching liquid to make a sauce, or coat fillets of plaice in egg and breadcrumbs and pan fry in butter and a little oil.