Quick plaice with lemon parsley butter and crushed potatoes

  • Serves 2
  • Ready in 15 minutes
  • Easy
This healthy plaice recipe, served with lemon parsley butter and crushed potatoes, is perfect for a quick midweek meal.
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  • 300g small new potatoes
  • Small pack fresh flatleaf parsley
  • 2 x 150g plaice fillets with skin
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 25g butter


  1. Boil potatoes, halved, in salted water for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain, return to the pan and roughly crush with a fork. Season and stir in 2 tablespoons olive oil and a handful chopped fresh flatleaf parsley.
  2. Meanwhile, season plaice fillets and dust with a little plain flour. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the fish, skin-side down, and cook for 2 minutes. Carefully turn over and cook for a further 2 minutes, or until cooked through. Transfer to 2 serving plates.
  3. Melt butter in the hot pan, stir in the juice of ½ lemon, a handful of chopped fresh flatleaf parsley and some seasoning. Drizzle over the plaice and spoon the potatoes alongside. Serve with the remaining ½ lemon, cut into wedges, and cooked broccoli, if you like.

From September 2007

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    stacey brennan19:47 Sep 03 2015

    Had this tonight and was my first time eating plaice, such a delicate fish and the sauce brought out the flavours beautifully, will Definitely be having this again

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