This is a nice way to eat white fish as a kind of loose casserole. If you catch a lot of Walleye, not bragging, just saying, then you start to think about ways to prepare it that can be a change from breading and frying. When I was kid I hated spinach, but now it’s one of my favorite things to cook with. There are two ways to go with using the spinach, one is to thaw out a package of chopped frozen spinach and the other is to lightly sauté fresh leaves in butter or oil (with maybe some garlic). I go both ways but this recipe will use the frozen spinach. For the cheese I recommend using sharp or medium cheddar that you grate yourself. This recipe is for ~4 fish fillets, depending on you filleted your fish.
- 4 Fish fillets – thawed (~1 lb)
- 10 oz Package frozen chopped Spinach – thawed and drained
- 1 cup Cheddar cheese – grated
- 0.5 cup Bread crumbs – or Panko
- 1 Egg – beaten
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mise en Place – measure and prepare your ingredients prior to starting.
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Drain and squeeze spinach dry.
- Mix spinach, egg, 1/2 cheese, and 1/2 bread crumbs together and spread onto small baking pan (9″x13″).
- Season both sides of fillets with salt and pepper and place on top of spinach bed.
- Top with remaining cheese and bread crumbs.
- Cover pan and bake 20 mins, or until fish flakes with fork.
- Let cool so cheese is not dangerous to guests and serve one fillet per guest.