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Fish Fillets Filled With Spinach And Pine Nuts

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  • Fish Fillets Filled With Spinach And Pine Nuts

    This is a fine fish recipe I just found recently here -> Fish Fillets Filled With Spinach And Pine Nuts ╗ The Epoch Times

    2 fillets of bass, tilapia or other slim fresh fish
    500 g (1 lb) spinach, well washed and stems removed
    5 mL (1 tsp) salt
    2 mL (1/2 tsp) mixture of grounded black pepper and crushed red pepper
    15 mL (1 tbsp) olive oil
    15 mL (1 tbsp) pine nuts (if not available chopped mushrooms can be used)
    5 mL (1 tsp) lemon juice
    Few twigs of green herbs (parsley, dill, oregano, etc)

    250 g (1/2 lb) strained tomatoes
    Sliced peppers (optional)*
    2 cloves of garlic chopped
    15 mL (1 tbsp) olive oil

    Season the fish fillets with salt and the spice mixture, then put them in the refrigerator for at least one hour, so the fish will become slightly fragrant.

    Preheat oven to 180║ C (350║ F).

    Using a pan, warm 15 mL (1 tbsp) of oil at medium heat, then add the pine nuts for about 15 to 20 seconds until their colour changes. Add the spinach leaves and sautÚ for 2-3 minutes, until the leaves are soft. Remove pan from heat, add a little salt and pepper, sprinkle with lemon juice and set aside to cool.

    Place the spinach filling over one fillet, and then roll it from one end. Place the roll with the end down (to prevent rolling back) in a heat resistant dish or tray. Repeat the same with the other roll.

    Before putting the dish in the oven, pour some olive oil over the rolls. Bake for 15 minutes. If the fillets are thick try them first to be sure they are cooked, and if they are not done, put them back in the oven for another couple of minutes. Do not overcook to avoid drying out the fish.

    Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Add the chopped garlic and few rings of pepper in medium heated oil and sautÚ for less than one minute. Add the tomato juice. Allow to simmer for about 10 minutes, and then season with salt and pepper.

    Sprinkle chopped herbs over the baked fish rolls, and then pour the sauce over. The fish rolls can be served with rice, potatoes or salad.

  • #2
    A perfect fish dish as the weather starts to warm.
    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine


    Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.


    • #3
      I'm struggling to visualise, but is it like this?
      living in the ice age: Plaice Rolls [Fun With Fish]

      Great fun! We eat a lot of sea bass, so that's next ... and I've got some spinach, so we're all good to go. Dandelion greens, soon.

      "... needs more fish!"