A quick and tasty fish dinner
Melt butter in a saucepan and add a glug of olive oil.
Add the sliced onions and allow to cook slowly until brown but not crispy. Allow 10 - 15 minutes.
Add crushed garlic, cider, bay leaves and thyme sprigs and simmer for 5 minutes.
Gently add the plaice fillets and poach for 6 -7 minutes with the liquid barely simmering.
Remove the plaice and keep warm.
Add the chopped parsley to the pan, increase the heat and reduce the liquid by a third. Season
I served the dish with steamed samphire and a tin of haricot beans warmed with thyme leaves and a good quality extra virgin olive oil.