Fish Florentine

This easy Fish Florentine recipe, made with a pan seared firm white fish served on a creamy bed of spinach feels like something you would order out in a fancy restaurant!

This easy Fish Florentine recipe, made with a pan seared firm white fish served on a creamy bed of spinach feels like something you would order out in a fancy restaurant!

I love fish and try to eat it once or twice a week. You can see all my fish recipes here! This recipe takes under 30 minutes to make, the creamy spinach is what makes the whole dish, made with a little cream cheese, half & half cream and Parmesan cheese. It’s dreamy, delicious and the perfect pairing for the simple white fish.

This easy Fish Florentine recipe, made with a pan seared firm white fish served on a creamy bed of spinach feels like something you would order out in a fancy restaurant!

I adapted this dish from this recipe I found online, which I lightened up simply by reducing the butter, oil, Parmesan and cream cheese. I had reduced-fat cream cheese on hand so I used that instead and it turned out amazing! Rich and decadent and feels like it should be a lot more calories!

Cooking Tips

Any firm, white boneless fillet would be great, I usually choose local and ask my fishmonger for the freshest options available. Here I used cod, but halibut, or sea bass would make a great option. If you use a thinner piece of fish, you will want to adjust the cook time so you don’t over-cook it. I think chicken breast would also be great if you’re not a fan of fish.

This easy Fish Florentine recipe, made with a pan seared firm white fish served on a creamy bed of spinach feels like something you would order out in a fancy restaurant!

This easy Fish Florentine recipe, made with a pan seared firm white fish served on a creamy bed of spinach feels like something you would order out in a fancy restaurant! This easy Fish Florentine recipe, made with a pan seared firm white fish served on a creamy bed of spinach feels like something you would order out in a fancy restaurant! This easy Fish Florentine recipe, made with a pan seared firm white fish served on a creamy bed of spinach feels like something you would order out in a fancy restaurant! This easy Fish Florentine recipe, made with a pan seared firm white fish served on a creamy bed of spinach feels like something you would order out in a fancy restaurant!This easy Fish Florentine recipe, made with a pan seared firm white fish served on a creamy bed of spinach feels like something you would order out in a fancy restaurant!

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Fish Florentine

This easy Fish Florentine recipe, made with a pan seared firm white fish served on a creamy bed of spinach feels like something you would order out in a fancy restaurant!

Ingredients:

  • 4 (5 oz) thick pieces of skinless white firm fish fillet (such as grouper, bass or halibut)
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 9 ounces fresh baby spinach (from two bags)
  • 2 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese (I like Philadelphia)
  • ¼ cup half & half cream
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/2 tablespoon of butter, red bell pepper and garlic and cook for about 4 minutes.
  2. Add spinach season with a pinch of salt and pepper mix until the spinach wilts down.
  3. Add cream cheese, half & half and parmesan cheese mix well until cream cheese is melted and resembles creamed spinach.
  4. Heat a separate skillet on medium high heat, add remaining oil and butter.
  5. Season fish on both sides with salt and pepper and place on the hot pan.
  6. Cook 6 minutes on first side and flip fish over and cook other side an additional 5 minutes, until cooked through and browned.
  7. Divide the spinach mixture on the bottom of each plate and top with piece of fish.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 fish filet with scant 1/2 cup spinach

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 6
  • Points +: 9
  • Calories: 351 calories
  • Total Fat: 16.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.5g
  • Cholesterol: 78mg
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 43g
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