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Baked Plaice with Black Butter     HT   MC  25mins

Serves     Hot  Fish  Herbs   Main Course    Gluten Wheat Free  Eggless




8 fillets of Plaice

Juice of 1 lemon

Salt and pepper

2-3 Gherkins, chopped

For the Sauce

50g/2oz Butter

1 tbsp Tarragon vinegar

2 tbsp finely chopped Parsley

Black Pepper




1. Put the fillets of fish on to a board and sprinkle with lemon juice and seasoning; fold each in three and put in a buttered dish. Pour the rest of the lemon juice over the fish, cover with buttered greaseproof and cook in the centre of the oven for 10-15 minutes.


2. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a small heavy pan until golden brown. Remove from heat and cool.


3. Heat the vinegar in another small pan until reduced by half the original quantity. Stir in the butter and re-heat. Season and add the parsley.


4. Pour the black butter over the fish and sprinkle with chopped gherkins.



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