This simple dish, is easy enough for a weeknight dinner, but good enough for company. Healthy, easy and delicious! This baked plaice recipe is perfect as a main for 2 or side dish for 4.
For the fish:
4plaice fillets(ca 450 g)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
30gfreshly grated Parmesan cheese
20gpanko or coarse fresh bread crumbs
1tablespoonsextra-virgin olive oil,plus more for the pan
For the salad:
3handfuls peas(fresh or frozen, thawed)
1handful fresh mint,finely chopped
1handful young arugula leaves or mesclun greens
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper,to taste
Preheat the oven to 425° / 220°C (Umluft 200°).
Rinse the fish fillets with cold water, pat dry, season with salt and pepper. Grease a large baking dish with olive oil. Place the fillets side by side.
In a small bowl, mix together the parmesan with the bread crumbs, then add the melted butter and olive oil and ,mix until incorporated. Sprinkle evenly over the fillets.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until the fish is cooked (depending on thickness) and the topping is golden. Let stand for 2-3 minutes before serving.
Meanwhile prepare the salad. Using a vegetable peeler or a mandolin, cut the cucumbers lengthwise into thin ribbons (stopping once you get to the watery/seedy middle). Place in medium bowl.
If using fresh peas, blanch them in a small pot of boiling salted water until bright green and just tender, 2 to 4 minutes. If using frozen peas, thaw them by leaving them at room temperature or by running them under warm water. Drain well and add to the bowl with the cucumber.
Add the radish, mint and greens. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Toss gently and serve alongside the oven baked plaice. Enjoy!