Healthy and delicious take on a favorite. We call this 'Milk Fish' in honor of a totally different recipe of a friend from the Philippines.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Pour milk into a large skillet, place over medium heat, and place fish fillets into milk. Bring to a simmer and cook fish in milk for 1 minute. Transfer fillets to a plate and pour milk into a large measuring cup.

  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in the spinach fettuccine, bring back to a boil, and cook pasta over medium heat until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and transfer into a 2-quart casserole. Toss fettuccine with 1 tablespoon butter.

  • Melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter in skillet over medium heat and whisk flour into butter, stirring constantly until mixture forms a paste. Cook and stir for 1 minute, then whisk reserved milk and chicken stock into flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and simmer until sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove sauce from heat; whisk in Dijon mustard, black pepper, nutmeg, 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, and 1/4 cup of Gruyere cheese.

  • Spread spinach over fettuccine noodles; arrange fillets on top of spinach. Pour sauce over the fish and sprinkle remaining Parmesan and Gruyere cheeses over the top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until sauce is bubbling, about 15 minutes. Heat the oven's broiler and broil until cheese topping is browned, 1 to 2 more minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of firm white fish in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

544 calories; protein 44.3g; carbohydrates 44.4g; fat 21.7g; cholesterol 119.9mg; sodium 819.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2014
absolutely loved it. easy to make. used flounder fresh organic spinach provolone parmesan Italian seasoning old bay garlic powder leftover angel hair pasta: EXCELLENT!!! Can use with lots of diff fish seasonings pasta or cheeses! go for it Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2013
This recipe made exactly like directions is way too bland for me. I added some Panko bread crumbs on top but I think the previous reviewer's idea of sea salt with Italian seasonings would do the trick. Definitely needs some zip. It is somewhat time consuming to make and I also gained a pound each night I ate it. Will probably make a simpler flounder recipe next time. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2014
absolutely loved it. easy to make. used flounder fresh organic spinach provolone parmesan Italian seasoning old bay garlic powder leftover angel hair pasta: EXCELLENT!!! Can use with lots of diff fish seasonings pasta or cheeses! go for it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2013
Just made and ate this recipe - amazing and super easy. The only alterations I made: 1. I added sea salt with herbs de provence to the sauce 2. My grocery store does not sell spinach fettucini so I used tri-color rotini I will definitely make this recipe again and might use fresh spinach instead of frozen. Empty plates all around! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2015
Delicious...used regular fettuccini and fresh spinach and cheese on hand.....but it turned out very good and rich. Had leftovers which were also very good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2013
This recipe made exactly like directions is way too bland for me. I added some Panko bread crumbs on top but I think the previous reviewer's idea of sea salt with Italian seasonings would do the trick. Definitely needs some zip. It is somewhat time consuming to make and I also gained a pound each night I ate it. Will probably make a simpler flounder recipe next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2017
My husband and I liked this but I had to make changes based on the ingredients I had on hand. I didn't have spinach fettuccine so I used thin spaghetti. I also had to substitute using curry powder as I had no nutmeg and I used a shredded Swiss and Gruyere blend of cheese. I will make again! It was tasty!:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2015
This dish is perfect for a rainy day. Even my kids loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2015
Came out great. Usually make Florentines by just putting fish or chicken on top of frozen spinach and topping with bread crumbs and cheese. Then you have to make a side. Loved making the sauce and pasta all together. Used 4 cheese Italian blend and rotini bc that's what I had on hand. Also a little more butter a little less milk. Because mmmm butter. Came out so yummy! Read More
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