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How to make lemon and poppy plaice with celeriac remoulade

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a plate of food on a table © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited Perfect for a Friday night, this dish has plenty of texture from almonds and poppy seeds and uses the slightly nutty autumnal root vegetable, celeriac, as a side.

Lemon and poppy plaice with celeriac remoulade

10g sunflower seeds

150g celeriac

Lemon © Provided by Shutterstock Lemon 1 lemon

1tsp poppy seeds

2tbsp oil

2tsp wholegrain mustard

2 x 150g plaice fillet (skin on)

400g carrot

Almonds © Provided by Shutterstock Almonds 6tbsp ground almonds

Large handful of flat-leaf parsley

Medium handful of fresh thyme

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Preheat the oven to 200C. Peel and cut the carrots into fries. Place on a baking tray with a drizzle of ½tbsp oil and the thyme leaves. Place in the oven for 20 mins, turning halfway through cooking.

Meanwhile, make the celeriac remoulade. Peel and grate the celeriac and finely chop the parsley. Zest the lemon. Mix the celeriac with half of the lemon zest, half of the juice from the lemon, the wholegrain mustard, sunflower seeds and chopped parsley. Season with sea salt and black pepper and set aside.

To make the lemon and poppy seed crumb; to a bowl, add the remaining lemon zest, the poppy seeds and the ground almonds. Mix well and season with sea salt and black pepper.

In a separate bowl, put 1tbsp oil. Dip each plaice fillet into the oil, then into the crumb.

Heat a frying pan on a medium heat with ½tbsp oil and cook the crumbed plaice for 2-3 minutes each side until cooked through.

Serve the lemon and poppy seed crumbed plaice on two warm plates alongside the celeriac remoulade and carrot fries. Drizzle over the remaining lemon juice.

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