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Cod Loins on a bed of Creamed Spinach with Goat Cheese

Cod Loins on a bed of Creamed Spinach with Goat Cheese

This is my go to fish recipe when I have last minute guests coming over for dinner. It looks fancy enough to be served to company, yet it’s just creamed spinach and pan fried fish fillet. There is no need to run to the grocery store for last minute shopping since I always have frozen spinach and fish fillets in the freezer, and dinner is ready within 20 minutes. I don’t always use cod, in fact any firm white fish fillet works great. The creamed spinach is very simple, I don’t make a roux, don’t use any thickeners, just a little half and half and some goat cheese. The cheese gives the dish a little tang which goes beautifully with fish.

Fish:

  • 4 cod loins
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Spinach sauce:

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 10 oz. package spinach, thawed
  • ¼ cup half and half or sour cream
  • 3 oz. soft goat cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • Garnish: sliced toasted almonds

Cod Loins on a bed of Creamed Spinach with Goat Cheese

To prepare the sauce, squeeze the excess liquid from the thawed spinach, set aside. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat, add the onion and the whole garlic clove, sauté until the onion is soft, remove the garlic clove, add the spinach and cook for about five minutes stirring frequently, add the half and half and the goat cheese, cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and nutmeg. Cover with a lid and keep the spinach warm while you cook the fish.

To prepare the fish, pat dry the fillets with paper towels, season with salt and pepper, heat olive oil over high heat in a skillet large enough to hold the fish fillets, place the fish presentation side down and cook until it looks golden brown on one side, turn and continue cooking until the fish is cooked through but not overcooked.

To serve, divide the spinach sauce amongst the plates, place the fish on top of the sauce and garnish with almonds.

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2 comments to Cod Loins on a bed of Creamed Spinach with Goat Cheese

  • Balık ve ıspanak müthiş ikili… Ben ikisini birbirine çok yakıştırırım… Çok da iştah açıcı duruyor, ellerinize sağlık…
    Sevgiler.

  • Julie

    I made this tonight and am so thankful to you for posting this recipe!!! It was delish! I was at a loss for what to do with fresh Cod I had in my fridge and this recipe saved the night. My husband loved it! I didn’t have the half and half or sour cream so used 0% Fat Fage Greek Yogurt and it worked perfectly. Super yummy!!!

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