I find that whitefish lend themselves to fine dining. Here’s a fancy feast that’s quick and easy to prepare.
1/2 lb spinach
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
3/4 cup grated Swiss cheese
2 tbsp chopped parsley
Salt and black pepper, to taste
1/2 to 3/4 tbsp nutmeg
1 lb whitefish fillets
Wash spinach thoroughly and pack into a saucepan. Sprinkle with sugar, cover and cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Lift lid and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Drain and spread spinach on the bottom of a greased 1½-quart casserole dish. Set aside.
In the same saucepan, melt butter, stir in flour and cook over low heat for 1 minute. Add milk and stir to blend; cook until slightly thickened. Add mushrooms, cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stir until cheese is melted.
Spread fillets over spinach and pour sauce over fish. Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes.