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Fish Florentine

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Italian


Fish Florentine is a fish dish prepared Florentine style. Pan fried fish is served on a bed of wilted spinach and red capsicum with Mornay sauce and grated cheese.




  • 4 pcs 170 g white firm fish fillet (such as grouper, snapper or trevally)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • fresh black pepper


  • 250 g baby spinach
  • 1 small red capsicum, chopped
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Season fish with salt and freshly black pepper. Set it aside.
  2. In a pan heat olive oil in high heat, once it starts to smoke pan fry fish for 4 minutes on each side or until cooked through and browned. Set this aside.
  3. Using the same pan, lower the heat then add the butter. Sauté garlic and cook until fragrant but not browned.
  4. Add capsicum then continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add spinach, stir until wilted then add the cream cheese, cream, water and parmesan cheese, gently simmer for 4 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Place fish on top then serve topped with shaved parmesan on top.