This is another recipe for the microwave that you can cook directly in your lunch box. However, the result is so mouthwatering that you may want to invite guests over for a festive treat. The nutritional values below are calculated for one serving, and just like with any of the recipes where you are using the microwave, you can’t cook huge quantities of food simultaneously. If you are cooking more than two servings, you should cook the fish in two batches. Also keep in mind that you may need to adjust the cooking time—a larger quantity of fish may need another 30 seconds to cook.
1 serving European plaice fillets 1 bunch of baby spinach
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp olive oil
freshly ground black pepper flake salt
Place the spinach in a microwave-safe plastic container with a tightly sealed lid. Sprinkle with some freshly grated (or already ground) nutmeg. Place a fish fillet on top of the spinach, and pour lemon juice and olive oil on top. Sprinkle with black pepper and flake salt. Cook in the microwave for 90 seconds at 500 watts. Serve on plates.
CAMILLA’S COMMENT: European plaice is a lean source of protein. Always choose an eco-labeled kind, because just like cod, it is threatened by overfishing. Spinach gives you a health boost with iron, vitamin C, folic acid, and plenty of fiber. You can choose an energy-rich carbohydrate dish, or a filling vegetable dish to serve with the lean plaice.