Plaice with Lemon Parsley Butter

30 minutes
Amount Per Serving: Calories 127; Fat 3.1g; Carbs 10g; Cholesterol 63mg; Protein 24.9g; Sodium 1.54g
This pan-fried plaice dish is ready in no time, it's super tasty and is served with lemon wedges, and fresh parsley.
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  • 4 plaice fillets
  • 500g Jersey Royal new potatoes
  • 50g softened butter
  • A handful of flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 100g baby leaf spinach


  • Butterfly the plaice by cutting down the backbone, open the fish like a book and cut it into a half widthwise.

  • oil the potatoes until just soft (about 10 minutes), drain and slice into even-sized pieces.

  • Heat the butter in a large frying pan and lightly fry the plaice fillets on both sides until crisp and golden. Place onto a warmed serving platter and keep warm.

  • Place the pan back onto the stove over medium heat.

  • Add the spinach, parsley, shallots and garlic to the pan and sauté until just wilted. Add the butter, juices from the pan and lemon juice and zest.

  • Spoon the mixture on top of fillets and boiled potatoes, serve and enjoy!

  • Serving Suggestions: Serve with fresh lemon wedges and flat-leaf parsley.

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