Fish species in the kitchen: Plaice Platichthys flesus Linnaeus 1758

Fish species in the kitchen: Plaice Platichthys flesus Linnaeus 1758

Classification and fishing area

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Kind: Platichthys
Species: P. flesus

It is a flat fish with remarkable mimetic abilities, lives at low depths, loves to stay in the lagoons and go up the rivers, and then stops on sandy and muddy bottoms; it is a euryhaline species: widespread both at sea and in brackish coastal waters.
Its distribution range includes the northeastern Atlantic Ocean, the central eastern Atlantic Ocean, the Arctic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. This species has been introduced into the inland waters of North America.

Plaice Platichthys flesus (photo

Plaice Platichthys flesus (photo

Purchase and conservation

Fishing seasonality: fishing all year round, especially in the spring and summer months.
It is a very delicate fish that must be consumed as soon as possible, as soon as purchased it must be eviscerated and washed under running water

Use in the kitchen

Plaice is excellent grilled, baked or boiled and served with oil and lemon.

Courgette fillets with courgettes
Thinly slice a courgette, the tomatoes in half and chop the leek. In a pan, pour extra virgin olive oil and brown the leek. Add the courgettes and after a few minutes also add the cherry tomatoes, making everything skip. Pour everything into a smaller pan and into the larger one put the fish fillets, adding white wine and a pinch of salt. Cook the fillets two minutes on each side over high heat, then dish up and arrange the vegetables on top of the fish.

Nutritional values

Nutritional values ​​100 grams: 85 kcal
- Protein 16.0 gr
- Fat 2.0 gr
- Carbohydrates 1,0 gr


Video: Fillet a Fish - Gordon Ramsay (January 2022).