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February 28, 2020






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!

PREP TIME: 5 minutes;  COOK TIME: 15 minutes;  TOTAL TIME: 20 minutes



  • 4 - 5 ounces thick pieces of skinless white firm fish fillet (such as grouper, bass or halibut)
  • 1 tablespoon 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
  • 1/4 cup half & half cream
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, 1/2 tablespoon of butter, red bell pepper and garlic. 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 fish 6 minutes on first side, then 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.


Serving: 1 fish filet with scant 1/2 cup spinach,

Calories: 351, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 43g, Fat: 16.5g, Saturated Fat: 6.5g, Cholesterol: 78mg, Sodium: 300mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g