Parcels of fish fillet in spinach


Parcels of fish fillet in spinach
These parcels are made with small pieces of fish fillet, wrapped in a blanched spinach leaf and lightly fried in butter. They can be served with a salted white wine sabayon (as in the recipe of scallops with crunchy vegetables), a beurre blanc, a dash of olive oil with herbs, or any other sauce of your choice.
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Last modified on: March 18th 2013

For 12 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
2 hours 19 min.4 min.2 hours 23 min.
Keeping: To eat right now.
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Stage 1 - 1 hour 9 min.
Parcels of fish fillet in spinach : Photo of step #1
Prepare spinach, as indicated here, keeping the leaves as large as possible.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Cut 12 fillets fish in pieces of about 1.5 cm or ½ inch square.

It's easier to use rather thin fish fillets, instead of thick like whiting or cod.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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With a brush, coat each piece with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Sprinkle each piece with lemon juice .

Stage 5
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Turn pieces over, and do the same on the other side.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Put a spinach leaf in front of you, and put a fish piece in the middle.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Fold the leaf around the fish to wrap it.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
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Turn the parcel over, and put aside on a plate.

Stage 9
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If the fish piece is a bit long, you can also roll it up in the leaf.

Stage 10
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Then fold in the edges.

Stage 11 - 40 min.
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Continue in this way with all the fish pieces.

These can be made beforehand, even the day before, but the parcels should be kept refrigerated, under plastic film.

Stage 12 - 4 min.
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Prepare the sauce of your choice.

Heat serving plates.

Melt the knob of butter in a frying pan, then put in the parcels, with the top side downwards in the butter. Cook like that for 2 minutes, covered, then for two further minutes on the other side, uncovered.

Stage 13 - 5 min.
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Divide the parcels between the serving plates, add sauce and serve immediately.

Remarks

The only real difficulty in this recipe is to get enough big spinach leaves to roll up the fish pieces. Get the biggest you can when buying them.

For a diet recipe, serve the parcels just sprinkled with a little lemon juice, or a dash of olive oil. No beurre blanc...

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,765 Kcal or 7,390 Kj319 gr49 gr34 gr
88 %123 %5 %5 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
66 Kcal or 276 Kj12 gr2 gr1 gr
3 %5 %<1 %<1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
147 Kcal or 615 Kj27 gr4 gr3 gr
7 %10 %<1 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Cooked spinachCooked spinach: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Polenta with spinach and soft-poached egg, Spinach Croque-monsieur , Chicken with spinach in a cream sauce , Spinach fritters, Spinach Omelette, ... All
Fish filletFish fillet: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Sea bass with coriander cream en papillote, Fish "à la Bordelaise", Nicholas's fish, Mexican ceviche, Red sea bream fillets in a soy-sauce marinade, ... All
LemonLemon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Strawberries in a thyme and lemon-flavoured red wine reduction, Lemon tart, Crêpes Suzette, Chicken and mushroom brik rolls, Citrus syrup, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fish in white wine, Little caramelized peach tarts, Purée of Jerusalem artichokes with foie gras, Green beans with tomatoes, Fruit crémeux, ... All

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