Almond crusted plaice
with asparagus, peas and spinach avocado cream
Platessa alle mandorle con asparagi, piselle e crema di spinaci e avocado
Almond crusted plaice constitutes a healthy and crunchy alternative to the batter and breadcrumbs that usually encase fried fish. Here served with steamed asparagus, fresh peas and an addictive spinach avocado cream.
One of the best things about fried fish is the crisp shell that retains flavour and juices, but the crusting does not have to be made from flour or bread. Grains or nuts can be used as well, adding distinctive taste and texture to the fish. In this recipe I have prepared almond crusted plaice with steamed asparagus, lightly boiled peas and my favourite spinach avocado cream, and the resulting dish is absolutely gorgeous.
Plaice is a common fish in the Atlantic Ocean, but rare in the Mediterranean Sea, so in Italy I’d substitute plaice with other mild-tasting delicate flatfish like fillets of sole, halibut or flounder.