Lunch / Dinner
Fish Florentine with Parmesan Crumbs
If you’re looking for a dinner elegant enough to impress your better half, this one is sure to reel them in. Florentine might sound like a fancy word, but it just refers to dishes made with creamy spinach. Here, top fish with it, then finish it with a crispy crumb topping. Because spinach tends to be full of water, it can waterlog a dish. To prevent this, thaw it and squeeze dry with paper towels to remove the moisture.
When it comes to fish, halibut is always a good choice because it’s mild-flavored, but if that’s not an option, use the freshest white-fleshed fish available.
FOR THE SPINACH, SAUTÉ:
FOR THE FISH, COMBINE:
Test Kitchen Tip
This dish is a cinch to prepare, but if you want to make it ahead, do so by adding everything but the bread crumbs and refrigerating.
Preheat oven to 400°. Coat a baking dish with nonstick spray.
Whisk together cream and Dijon; stir into spinach. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook 1 minute more. Season spinach with salt, pepper, and nutmeg; remove from heat.
For the fish, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan, and zest; add 1 Tbsp. oil and toss to coat. Place fish in prepared dish; squeeze on lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Top fish with spinach mixture, then with bread crumb mixture. Bake fish until firm and an instant-read thermometer registers 145°, 12–15 minutes.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 375mg 15%
Carbs 7g 2%
Fiber 1g 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.