Monday, 30 January 2017

Quick Pan Fried Plaice

Plaice that's ever so delicately flavoured and fried in the most minimal oil presents an absolutely gorgeous texture. Seafood has fast become a regular occurrence in my household and I wouldn't have it any other way. I guess you could say I'm making up for all those years spent expressing my dislike for seafood; two thirds of which I had never ever tried. But fortunately, there is still time to explore. The combination of spices I used to make this succulent Plaice really brings out its tenderness. According to the NHS, a healthy diet should consist of at least two portions of fish every week. This is because they are a great source of vitamins and minerals; oily fish being high in omega-3 fatty acids that help keep your heart healthy. Now there's a worthwhile reason to dig into some major seafood. I'll be making a sushi spread as part of our Valentines Day dinner and I'm really looking forward to playing around with different flavours. 
Prep time: 3 mins                                                                                    Cooking time: 6 mins

What you need:
  • Plaice Fillet (bought from Morrison's)
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Chilli powder
  • Black pepper
  • Crushed garlic and ginger
  • Salt

Method:
  1. Heat up 1 tbsp of olive oil in a medium sized pan.
  2. When hot, place plaice in pan and fry skin-side down for 4 minutes. Add salt, chilli powder, black pepper, use a brush to spread crushed garlic and ginger.
  3. Carefully turn and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Squeeze some lemon juice onto food for taste.
  5. Serve!

Bon Appetit!
Nokhuthula xo
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