Plaice is our seafood of the month for June! It’s a fish that is easily identified by its orange spots, which also give an indication of the freshness (the brighter the spots, the fresher the plaice).
- A plaice’s flavour is as pronounced as sole but it takes sauces and other flavours really well so makes a super tasty meal.
- Plaice falls into our top ten for omega 3? It has 750g of this healthy oil contained in it if you have it baked and breaded!
- Plaice is low in fat, making it a healthier, low-fat alternative to red or processed meat, which tends to be higher in fat, especially saturated fat.
- Plaice can be eaten as many times as you like during pregnancy and there are no restrictions regarding the number of portions.
If you are looking to fill yourself up on protein, this fish has 29.4g of protein per 140 grams (according to the Food Nutrition Table website). Just what is needed after a particularly hard work out to get those muscles recovering quickly.
Now we know the favourite of part of our seafood of the month blogs are the recipes, so let’s get to it.
Kicking us off is our hot salsa filled plaice dish, which is just perfect for those summer evenings. Full of colour and you can even make your own salsa from scratch if you’re feeling particularly adventurous.
Our crunchy plaice fingers recipe is ideal when having friends round to watch the World Cup. It takes around 30 minutes to create and makes a much tastier snack!
Feeling adventurous? The try this fruity plaice curry, its combination of tantalising flavours will have your mouth watering and asking for seconds. Plus it’s also much healthier than a takeaway, great for those who are on budget.
Are you looking to impress a loved one to make up for the World Cup taking over your June and July? Then try this beautiful plaice with sundried tomato dish, it can be ready in less than 25 minutes and looks so impressive but is so easy to make.
Show of your creative plaice dishes by tweeting us at @FishistheDish.