Prosciutto Wrapped Fish with Garlicky Spinach

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This recipe is adapted from a beautiful picture I saw in an issue of More magazine last year.  It is a perfect quick weeknight recipe—very satisfying and light and healthy at the same time.  Just this is enough for my family—but you could easily add some roasted potatoes as a side dish if you would like to have a more substantial meal.

Prosciutto Wrapped Fish with Garlicky Spinach

Serves 4

Ingredients:

4 small firm white fish fillets (halibut or tilapia have worked well for me)
8 thin prosciutto slices, halved into 2-inch strips
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
2 small garlic cloves, minced
1 pound fresh spinach leaves, trimmed and washed
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
A small wedge of fresh lemon

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Cut each fillet into 4 pieces, you should end up with 16 rectangular pieces of fish.  Wrap each piece of fish with a prosciutto strip.

In a skillet, heat the butter over medium high heat.  Add the fish fillets and sauté them until the prosciutto is lightly browned on all sides.  Remove the fillets to a baking sheet and place in the oven to finish cooking—for about another 5 to 10 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish.

While the fish is cooking, add the olive oil to the skillet, then the garlic and sauté the garlic for just a few seconds.  Add the spinach and sauté until just wilted.  Lightly salt and pepper the spinach and lightly squeeze about a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice over.

Place a mound of spinach in the center of each plate, top with the fish and serve immediately.

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6 Responses to Prosciutto Wrapped Fish with Garlicky Spinach

  1. Joan Nova says:

    Now this is a fish stick I could get excited about!

  2. Sally says:

    This is going on my menu this week; looks great!

  3. Sally says:

    And it was great; really easy and delicious. Thank you!

  4. Susan says:

    I was pretty sure you’d like this one….thanks for letting me know.

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  6. Good morning, I featured this recipe on my blog today, it looks great! Thanks for allowing me to share. Here is the link http://carriesexperimentalkitchen.blogspot.com/2012/04/week-14-seafood-frenzy-friday.html

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