I love white fish such as cod or sole, and this oven baked cod florentine style recipe won’t disappoint you.
This oven baked cod dish comes out looking like a restaurant-style dish, so it will surely impress your guests and family members.
And you can never go wrong with spinach. And white fish, if it’s made right.
Simple Cod Recipes Are Our Favorite Cod Fillet Recipes
We’re all about simple fish recipes here, especially ones that look difficult. but don’t require a lot of time and effort. This baked cod recipe is a perfect example of that. The spinach mixed with cheese and white wine really bring it home. Healthy cod recipes are easy since cod is a low-fat source of protein.
And it’s delicious. Cod fillet recipes are versatile, and this recipe just proves that point.
What Side Dish to Serve with Fish?
Well, since this recipe calls for spinach, you don’t really need a vegetable side dish. And the spinach brings a splash of color to this fish recipe. I always serve potatoes when I prepare a fish dish. I don’t know if that’s a thing with other people, but it is with me. Boiled baby red potatoes with dill and butter will be served with the fish tonight. And I’ll probably serve the baked cod with a salad tonight. And that’s it.
You can serve mashed potatoes, potato salad, smothered potatoes, asparagus, rice, french fries, and roasted potatoes would pair well with baked cod recipes, too.
Ingredients for Florentine Baked Cod Recipe
Spinach. You’ll need fresh spinach for this baked cod recipe. Spinach is what makes this a florentine fish dish, after all. You’ll also need old bay, an onion, butter, a red bell pepper, garlic, salt and pepper, heavy cream, flour, dijon mustard, parmesan cheese, olive oil, parsley, and a lemon. And did I mention spinach? I guess you can tell that I like spinach:) And spinach with cheese is everything.
I love Irish recipes. They look elegant and yet, they’re simple and quick to make. You don’t even have to reserve fish recipes for the weekend when you have more time. And this fish recipe is super easy to throw together. And the freshness of the spinach is delicious with the fish.
You can substitute the cod with any white fish like flounder, for example. I’ve just been on a baked cod spree lately. You can cook fish on the stove, but I prefer baked cod.
How to Make Oven Baked Cod Florentine Style
How to Make Baked Cod Recipes Healthy with Weight Watchers
Are you ready? Well, I sure am. Writing about fish is making me hungry. Let’s do this! The fish isn’t going to cook itself:)
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
For the fish:
2 cod fillets about 5 ounces each
1 teaspoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of Old Bay
For the spinach sauce:
3 tablespoons of butter
1/2 red pepper, diced
1 small onion
1 tablespoon of flour
3 tablespoons of parmesan cheese
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
3 cups of fresh spinach
Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup of heavy cream
Lemon wedges for serving
Parsley to garnish
Reheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a cooking pan with olive oil spray.
Rinse the fish, then pat dry. Season with Old Bay. Bake fish for about 14 to 16 minutes or when an internal thermometer reads 145 degrees.
Rinse spinach. Set aside.
While the fish is cooking, melt butter on medium-high heat. Add the diced red pepper and onion. Saute for about 5 minutes.
Sprinkle flour into the pan. Stir well. Add the parmesan cheese, garlic, and dijon mustard.
Next, add the spinach. Stir until it wilts. Salt and pepper to taste. Add cream.
Place the baked cod on a serving dish, on top of the mixture. Serve with lemon wedges. Garnish with parsley. Let’s eat!
Creamy Oven Baked Cod Florentine Style
- 2 5 ounce cod fillets
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 red pepper diced
- 1 onion small
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 3 cups spinach fresh
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 4 lemon wedges
- 1 tablespoon parsley to garnish
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a cooking pan with olive oil spray.
- Rinse the fish, then pat dry. Season with Old Bay. Bake fish for about 14 to 16 minutes or when an internal thermometer reads 145 degrees.
- Rinse spinach. Set aside.
- While the fish is cooking, melt butter on medium-high heat. Add the diced red pepper and onion. Saute for about 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle flour into the pan. Stir well. Add the parmesan cheese, garlic, and dijon mustard.
- Next, add the spinach. Stir until it wilts. Salt and pepper to taste. Add cream.
- Place the baked cod on a serving dish, on top of the mixture. Serve with lemon wedges. Garnish with parsley.
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Note: Baked cod can be frozen. Not that you’ll have any leftover fish florentine:)