Recipe: Lemon Polenta Plaice


Do you tend to eat your fish in breadcrumbs or batter? Well how about trying polenta instead! This recipe is a great way to enjoy white fish. It is light, refreshing and the polenta goes really crispy when cooked. Served on top of two simple salads it mak


  • 2 ripe plum tomatoes
  • 1 ball(s) mozzarella, drained
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 fillet(s) plaice
  • 1 handful(s) fresh tarragon
  • 1 handful(s) polenta
  • 1 handful(s) plain flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 glug(s) olive oil
  • 1 knob(s) butter
  • 2 new potatoes, cooked
  • 2 dollop(s) mayonnaise
  • 1 handful(s) a few capers, chopped
zest the lemon

Step 1

Zest The Lemon

zest the lemon, keeping it for a later stage.

slice veg and mozzarella

Step 2

Slice Veg And Mozzarella

slice the tomatoes and mozzarella, then peel and thinly slice the red onion.

lay veg and cheese on plate

Step 3

Lay Veg And Cheese On Plate

layer on a plate, sprinkle on the parsley and drizzle with a glug of oil and a squeeze of half of the zested lemon. Leave to one side for later.

make potato salad

Step 4

Make Potato Salad

halve the cooked potatoes and mix with the mayonnaise, capers, a squeeze of lemon juice and some chopped parsley.

make the polenta mix

Step 5

Make The Polenta Mix

chop the tarragon and add to polenta with the lemon zest, salt and pepper.

prep the fish

Step 6

Prep The Fish

remove the skin from the plaice and season.

pané fish

Step 7

Pané Fish

dip the plaice in the flour, submerge in the egg and then the polenta mix to coat the fish.

pan fry fish

Step 8

Pan Fry Fish

fry the plaice in a medium hot pan with a little oil for a few minutes on each side. add a knob of butter to the pan and squeeze in a little lemon.

serve with potato salad

Step 9

Serve With Potato Salad

tower up some potato salad, then alternate layers of tomato, mozzarella and onion then balance the fish on top. serves 2

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