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Cheesy Flounder Florentine

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"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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Ingredients

55 m servings 544 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of firm white fish in this recipe.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 544 calories; 21.7 g fat; 44.4 g carbohydrates; 44.3 g protein; 120 mg cholesterol; 819 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 lot...

Most helpful critical review

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...

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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 lot...

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.

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 ...

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...

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 powd...

This dish is perfect for a rainy day. Even my kids loved it!

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 a...