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Easy Fish Florentine

Trying to incorporate more fish into your diet this year? Give this fish recipe a try for something new and super tasty!!

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!


  • 4- 5 oz thick pieces of skinless white firm fish fillet (such as grouper, bass, halibut or cod)

  • 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

  • ¼ 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 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.

Recipe and Photo courtesy of: SkinnyTaste

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