Baked plaice with papaya, feta and rocket salad recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 407 calories / serving
Add this recipe to your binder.

Papaya is a fragrant tropical fruit prized for its sweet, orange flesh, and it makes a vibrant contribution to this light salad packed with spring flavours. With gorgeous baked plaice, fresh rocket and creamy feta this dish can be made in under half an hour and is the perfect fuss-free lunch or light main. 

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C.
  2. Line a roasting tin with nonstick baking paper. Arrange the fish in the tin and scatter over the lemon zest. Drizzle over the lemon juice and olive oil, then season with some freshly ground black pepper. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the fish is opaque and firm to the touch.
  3. To make the salad, combine the papaya, rocket, avocado, herbs, lemon juice and oil; toss to coat.
  4. Divide the salad between 4 serving plates and top with the crumbled feta. Serve with the cooked plaice.

See more Seasonal recipes

  • Ingredients

  • For the fish

  • 4 skinless plaice fillets
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • For the salad

  • 1 ripe papaya, deseeded and cut into 1cm (1/2in) chunks
  • 1 x 60g pack wild rocket
  • 2 ripe avocados, destoned and cut into 1cm (1/2in) chunks
  • small handful fresh coriander, leaves picked
  • small handful fresh mint, leaves picked and any large leaves torn
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g feta, crumbled
  • Energy 1695kj 407kcal 20%
  • Fat 30g 42%
  • Saturates 8g 42%
  • Sugars 8g 8%
  • Salt 1.3g 22%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.1g Protein 25.8g Fibre 5.5g


You may also like

Text the ingredients

Please enter a valid UK or Ireland mobile phone number

Terms of Use. We will send you a text containing the list of ingredients for this recipe and a link to access the method. This will not cost you anything. If a message is undelivered we will only attempt to resend for up to 24 hours. This service involves no registration or subscription.