Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is such an elegant and flavorful way to prepare fish. This is from my recipe file of "How to Win a Husband 101". A co-worker shared this recipe and warned me it would "Wow" even those that didn't like fish. I prepared this elegant dish when I was dating my husband. He was really impressed and 13 years later, he still loves this dish. The resulting preparation does not have a strong fish flavor and the combination Mornay like sauce served over a bed of spinach tastes like a restaurant quality dish. I included a shrimp sauce option at the end of the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Rinse fish and pat dry.
  3. Fold fillets in half and place then in a large, shallow baking pan.
  4. Mix Madeira and lemon juice and pour over fish.
  5. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake in 400°F oven for about 15- 20 minutes until fish flakes readily with a fork (baking time varies depending upon the thickness of your fillets).
  7. Remove from oven and drain off all liquid into a measuring cup.
  8. Add enough water to make 1 cup and set aside.
  9. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat and stir in flour, chicken granules, and mustard, cook until bubbly.
  10. Using a whisk, add reserved fish stock, and whipping cream gradually.
  11. Continue stirring until thickened and bubbly (about 8-10 minutes).
  12. Stir in 1/2 cup of the 3/4 cup of Swiss cheese; set aside.
  13. Squeeze moisture out of spinach.
  14. Arrange spinach on the bottom of a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish and arrange fish on top.
  15. Sprinkle with remaining Swiss Cheese.
  16. Preheat oven to 450°F and reheat sauce.
  17. Spoon sauce over fish and bake 7-8 minutes.
  18. Serve immediately.
  19. *Option* May add tiny pieces of cut up shrimp to sauce to have Sole with Shrimp Florentine au Gratin.
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1 5

Bland,too much cheese,not enough sauce,too much sherry and I used half what therecipe called for.Would not make this again.