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Fast, Easy Real Simple Recipe for Sole Florentine

Monday's Leftovers: Sole Florentine

It's the first big workday following the long weekend, and there's lots to do. That's why you shouldn't stress over what to set on the dinner table.

Put yesterday's sole, cream, and lemon to good use again with a dish that's got a completely different point of view: sole florentine.

Don't have breadcrumbs on hand? Then make your own — or use the Ritz crackers from last night's meal for a similar effect. Get a comforting meal that'll be ready in minutes, when you read on.

Sole Florentine

Sole Florentine

Fast, Easy Recipe for Sole Florentine


  1. 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  2. 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
  3. 2 tablespoons flour
  4. 1 cup half-and-half or light cream
  5. 1 teaspoon sugar
  6. 2 10-ounce boxes frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed of excess moisture
  7. 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  8. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  9. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  10. 1 1/2 pounds lemon or gray sole fillets
  11. 1 lemon, 1/2 juiced and 1/2 cut into 4 wedges
  12. 1/4 cup bread crumbs


  1. Preheat broiler. Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallot and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until just starting to brown. Sprinkle the flour over the shallot and butter and whisk until smooth. Reduce heat to medium. Add the half-and-half slowly, whisking into a smooth sauce. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until thickened, whisking as needed. Add the sugar and stir, then add the spinach, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until hot. Reduce heat to low, so the spinach stays warm.
  2. Place the fillets on a broiler pan that has been coated with cooking spray. Pour the lemon juice over the fillets, then sprinkle the bread crumbs evenly on top. Dot with the remaining butter. Broil 5 to 6 minutes or until the fillets are opaque and the bread crumbs golden.
  3. Spoon some creamed spinach onto each of 4 plates, then place a fillet on top. Serve with the lemon wedges.

Serves 4.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 451, carbohydrate 18g, cholesterol 147mg, fat 27g, fiber 5g, protein 36mg, saturated fat 16g, sodium 882mg

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