Saturday, March 23, 2013

Baked Flounder Stuffed w/ Spinach & Cheese

This evening I made flounder for dinner.  I made a spinach and cheese filling and rolled it up into the flounder fillets.  To make the spinach cheese filling, I quickly wilted and sauteed a few big handfuls of fresh baby spinach in olive oil, then drained and chopped it (about 1 cup of chopped spinach).  I stirred in about 1/4 cup of ricotta, 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, dash of cayenne, and a couple shakes of onion and garlic powder.  After it was all mixed together well, I divided it up and placed a mound in the center of each flounder fillet, rolled them up and placed them seam side down in a lightly greased baking dish.  Then, I melted 2 tablespoons Kerrygold Garlic and Herb butter and zested and juiced 1/2 of a lemon and mixed it with the butter and spooned it over the flounder rolls and sprinkled with paprika and a little shredded Parmigiano Reggiano.  I baked it at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes and then switched over to broil and broiled for about 3 minutes.  I had originally planned to make a cauliflower dish to go with it, but decided instead to serve it with a wedge of my "Awesome Golden Cheddar Broccoli Pie" that was leftover from Thursday night.  Since I cook almost every night, I need to keep up with eating the leftovers so I don't end up having to throw out good food at the end of the week.  During the week, I eat my dinner leftovers for lunch, but since I rarely eat lunch on the weekends, I try to incorporate them into our meals, when possible.  I snapped a couple photos below for you to see.  Enjoy!

Voila!
Before going into the oven...
BOOM!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I got this recipe from WB facebook page and I made it last night, and it was DELICIOUS!! Thank you for posting this, I can't wait to make it again, very tasty!!

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks so much -- so glad you enjoyed it! :-)

Candice Young said...

How many fillets did you use for this recipe?

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Candice,

I used 2 large fillets. 4 smaller fillets would work, too! :-)

Anonymous said...

How many ounces (size) were the fillets?

Susan Carr said...

I know this recipe has been around a while, but just made it tonight...it was Great!!! Will definitely make again. Thanks!