Paul the fish on Todmorden market has confirmed our Friday is fish day habits as his fish is so consistently fantastic.. There is no religious significance to this, but it has developed into a thing ... and today I choose plaice and to jazz it up a bit with a buttery, garlicy shrimp sauce.
1. Roast chopped potatoes in olive oil.
2. Chat ... there's nothing to do until 10 minutes before you eat.
3. Fry the plaice gently in a mix of butter and oil (to stop it burning) for a a couple of minutes on each side - keep warm in the oven.
4. Boil peas.
5. Briefly fry crushed garlic and peas in butter and oil in the fish pan - pour over the fish.
6. Serve, scoff