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Recipe for Baked Plaice


  • 4 fillets of plaice
  • 1 onion 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g/3oz feta cheese
  • 150 ml/5fl oz dry white wine
  • 30 g/1 oz seedless raisins
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • A sprig each of fresh thyme
  • ½ tsp asafoetida
  • Sea salt


  • Slice the onion into very thin rings and fry gently in olive oil until it is clear.
  • Arrange the onion slices at the bottom of a pyrex dish and place the fish fillets on top of them.
  • Grind the coriander and cumin in a bowl, mix with the asafoetida and raisins and sprinkle over the fish. Place the sprigs of thyme and on top.
  • Mix together the wine and vinegar and a little salt and pour over the fish.
  • Thinly slice the feta cheese and arrange the slices to cover the fish.
  • Put the lid on the casserole dish and bake the fish in a preheated oven at 150°c/300t/Gas mark 2 for 1 hour.
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