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Plaice with Lemon Couscous Topping

2 - 4
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
30 min
15 min
15 min
Try this delicious plaice recipe with its unusual couscous topping.


Couscous, dry

50 g


1 teaspoons, rind, finely grated

Lemon Juice, Fresh

4 tablespoons, (juice of 1 lemon)

Vegetable stock cube(s)

1 cube(s), vegetable, use ½ cube or 1 tsp vegetable stock powder

Parsley, fresh

2 sprig(s), fresh, chopped

Calorie controlled cooking spray

5 spray(s)

Plaice, cooked

4 fillet(s), medium


1 pinch

Black pepper


Broccoli, raw

1 portion(s), medium, florets, to serve

Carrots, raw

50 g, to serve

Green Beans

1 portion(s), medium, to serve


  1. Put the couscous into a heatproof bowl with the lemon rind and half the juice. Dissolve the stock powder or cube in 150ml boiling water and pour over the couscous. Leave for a few minutes to swell, then fluff up with a fork. Stir in the parsley.
  2. Preheat a medium-hot grill.
  3. Spray a large baking tray or roasting pan with low fat cooking spray, then place the fish fillets in it. Sprinkle the remaining lemon juice over the fish and season with a little salt and black pepper. Spread the couscous mixture over the fish. Grill for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the broccoli florets, carrots and green beans in simmering water until tender. Serve with the plaice.


Use frozen or ready-prepared vegetables to save a little time, if you like.