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Florentine Fish with Spinach

As part of my recent Italian themed cooking class, I prepared this easy and delicious fish dish. It comes from an Italian cookbook I got as a wedding present a long time ago… Back then I barely set foot in the kitchen, and the only fish I dared to cook was a piece of salmon on the BBQ. It’s funny, but I can’t remember many things I cooked in those early married years except for an interesting concoction of fruit curry and lots of pasta. It must have been a special occasion, when I picked up the Italian cookbook (which was one of very few) in search for a managable recipe. I picked out two, one was for panna cotta and the other one for this. I have made both of them innumerable times since then. Actually the panna cotta was also part of the cooking class, although with buttermilk instead of cream and agar agar instead of gelatin. But that’s another post.

This recipe is for those of you who need a bit of a nudge to cook fish! I can’t state enough how quick and easy it is, but the best thing is that no one can tell. It looks as good as it tastes, the fish is mild and most people like spinach. I usually serve it with some boiled or roasted potatoes, but it’s is just as good with rice or on it’s own. If you can’t get sole, try dory, orange roughy or any other mild, flaky, white fish. Your fish monger can help.

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