Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Another Great Idea..Using Spinach Greens

This photo Courtesy of University Grill 

Stuffed Tilapia Florentine for Two
So, for those who have already experienced the amazing fresh greens from my neighbor's garden, I will be writing up some easy recipe ideas.This wasn't the first one I came up with- but hey, you know the time kind of thing...

Tilapia was on sale and it is really a very mild nice fish that's easy to cook. I stuffed it up with some leftover ricotta cheese and a little bag of fresh spinach greens, added some sprinkling of mixed cheese and baked it into a buttery cheesy casserole type dish you'll gonna love!!

2 whole fillets of mild white fish (Flounder, Cod or Tilapia )
1-2 tbls. butter spread or olive oil
2 cups of fresh or frozen spinach or any type of greens.
1/4 to 1/2 cup drained cottage or ricotta cheese ( excess liquid strained out.)
4 oz. mixed cheeses or chedder

Dry fillets off thoroughly. Spread with butter or olive oil, season with salt and pepper.
Place in small casserole dish.
In small pan gently cook greens in olive oil just until wilted.
Drain any excess liquid from greens completely.
Mix in the cottage cheese with the greens.
Lay on top of fillets and top with another fillet if you wish or just top with cheese.
Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes until cheese is bubbly and fish is flaky.

Now that I think about it, this dish could probably be good using thin chicken or even turkey fillets that have been marinated in buttermilk ( for tenderizng purposes).