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This easy Fish Florentine recipe, made with firm white fish served over creamy spinach. My most popular fish recipes, a must try!


4 servings

Total time

20 minutes


  • 4 oz 5 thick pieces of skinless white firm fish fillet (such as grouper, bass or halibut)
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 9 ounces fresh baby spinach (from two bags)
  • 2 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese (I like Philadelphia)
  • ? cup half & half cream
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/2 tablespoon of butter, red bell pepper and garlic and cook for about 4 minutes.
  2. Add spinach season with a pinch of salt and pepper mix until the spinach wilts down.
  3. Add cream cheese, half & half and parmesan cheese mix well until cream cheese is melted and resembles creamed spinach.
  4. Heat a separate skillet on medium high heat, add remaining oil and butter.
  5. Season fish on both sides with salt and pepper and place on the hot pan.
  6. Cook 6 minutes on first side and flip fish over and cook other side an additional 5 minutes, until cooked through and browned.
  7. Divide the spinach mixture on the bottom of each plate and top with piece of fish.
  8. View the recipe instructions at Skinnytaste

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