Plaice with almonds and zucchini, light and easy

Plaice with almonds and zucchini, light and easy

By 02/04/2013

Here we are, back after the Easter festivities! How much chocolate eggs have you still got left? I have a box full of it which weighs 3 Kg! (Italian chocolate eggs are very big) and lots is dark chocolate which is ideal for baking. And this is what I will use it for.

For a while no more chocolate though, what we need now is a light and healthy meal after the chocolate-binge weekend.

I cooked plaice with courgettes for lunch today; a meal which is ready in just 20 minutes. It is very light (as fish always is) and easy to prepare. I have served it with zucchini which I stirred fried and cooked quickly in a pan with a handful of almonds for a touch of crispiness.

  • Prep Time : 35 minutes
  • Cook Time : 40 minutes


Wash and chop the zucchini into small cubes. Cut the garlic into halves and stir fry it in a pan with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Make sure you don't burn it, it should be just lightly golden.

Add the zucchini, salt and pepper and mint and cook for about 12-15 minutes, stirring often, until soft. Add some hot water if it gets dry. In the last 2 minutes add the flaked almonds too.


Now prepare the plaice. Clean it, gut it and rinse it under the tap. Line it over a baking paper on a baking tray, sprinkle some salt over it and drizzle with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Cook for 20 minutes in a hot oven at 180C.

Plaice with almond and zucchini

Squeeze a little lemon juice over the fish and serve it with the courgettes.

Plaice with almond and zucchini

Plaice with almond and zucchini

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5 Responses to Plaice with almonds and zucchini, light and easy

  1. Alida

    Thanks Mich 🙂

  2. la cucina di Molly

    Beh dopo le feste di Pasqua con tutto i dolci e le uova di cioccolato, ci vuole veramente un menù leggero! Ottima la tua versione con zucchine e mandorle, è molto gustoso! Un abbraccio!

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    I bet the plaice the plaice must have tasted very delicious.
    a 3-kg chocolate egg…that’s HUGE!

  4. Bread and Companatico

    almond and courgettes? sounds new and interesting. and with such a lovely white fish one can’t go wrong!

  5. Karen

    I LOVE plaice and that looks amazing, so pretty as well as tasty I imagine! Karen

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