Plaice Fillets with Leek and Cheddar Topping

A tasty Cheddar topping gives great flavour to grilled plaice fillets. With such a great choice of British Cheddar cheeses available at the supermarkets, you’re sure to find one that suits your palate.

Serves 4Plaice Fillets with Leek and Cheddar Topping

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Calories per serving 319

Fat per serving 14.62g

Approximate cost per serving £2.36



1 tbsp olive oil

4 large plaice fillets

1 large leek, finely sliced

1 red pepper, deseeded and finely sliced

2 tsp chopped fresh parsley

50g (2oz) white breadcrumbs

75g (3oz) mature Cheddar cheese, finely grated

Freshly ground black pepper

Flat leaf parsley, to garnish



1. Preheat a medium-high grill. Grease a large baking sheet with a little olive oil.

2. Arrange the plaice fillets on the baking sheet and grill for 5-6 minutes.

3. At the same time, heat the remaining olive oil in a non-stick frying pan and stir-fry the leeks and peppers for 5 minutes, until softened. Spoon on top of the fish, season with black pepper and sprinkle with the chopped parsley. Scatter the breadcrumbs and cheese over the top. Grill for a further 3-4 minutes, until golden brown. Serve, garnished with parsley.


Cook’s tip: Use other types of fish, such as haddock, halibut, skate wings or cod. When fish is cooked the flesh should be opaque and should flake easily when tested with a fork.