Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Plaice Fillets with Creamed Cabbage & Leeks & Jersey Royals

Hope you liked my first recipe I posted yesterday.  Tonight I cooked a really yummy but super healthy dinner.  It was a first try at this dish and I'll definately be cooking it up again.

You'll need for 2:
  • 2 plaice fillets - approx 140g each
  • Half a small savoy cabbage
  • 1 leek, sliced in half and thoroughly washed
  • 350g Jersey Royals
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • Seasoning
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons of light or extra light cream cheese
What to do:

Prep the cabbage by cutting out the big heart in the centre and slicing thinly.  Slice the leeks thinly too and place both in a bowl for later

Weigh out your Jersey Royals (or new potatoes if Jerseys not in season) and cut to even size. Place in a saucepan with cold, salted water

You can do the above in advance to save time

Line a baking tray with foil and put your plaice fillets on the baking tray.  Pat dry with some kitchen towel.  Using a fine grater or a microplane, zest about half a lemon over the fillets.  Season and spritz about a teaspoons worth of olive oil over the fillets.  You can very carefully drizzle the oil if you don't have a spray.

Place the potatoes on a high heat and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until tender to cut with a knife.  This should take approximately 20 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes.

In a frying pan, gently heat a teaspoon of olive oil and half a teaspoon of butter.  Saute the cabbage and leeks for 10 minutes until soft and tender.  Season and add 1 - 2 tablespoons of low fat cream cheese.   (Tonight I used Philadelphia light with garlic and herbs but found it overpowered the dish so go for the plain variety and you can always add garlic if you like).  Add a ladle or so of the starchy potato water to help melt the cream cheese.

Bake the plaice fillets at 190 for 5-7 minutes until just opaque through.

Drain the potatoes, allow to steam dry and toss in half a teaspoon of butter.

Serve with a lemon wedge.

Weightwatchers Propoints: 9

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