What is Plaice?

Plaice is a flat fish which is otter trawled in the North East Atlantic. Plaice are commonly the cheaper and most abundant of the flat fish and make an excellent menu item whole, or as fillet. Plaice is hugely seasonal and comes off menus between January and April due to the huge effect the roe has on the yield and flesh quality through the spawning season.

Latin Name

Pleuronectes Platessa


Plaice is available year round, with best availability from May to December


Lemon Sole,Flounder, Dab or Megrim can act as alternatives to Plaice

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