Baked Fish with Escarole, Wine & Herbs

Baked Fish with Escarole, Wine & Herbs
  • 4Servings


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 - 6 fillets (about 6 to 7oz. each) turbot, cod, halibut or other sustainable mild white fish
  • 1 large or 2 medium heads escarole, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small onion, halved and very thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic -- 2 very thinly sliced and 1 finely chopped or grated
  • A little freshly grated nutmeg (about 1/8 tsp.)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken or seafood stock
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 1/2- 3/4 cup packed fresh herbs, such as parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and/or mint
  • 1 lemon, zested, then quartered
  • 4 - 6 pats butter


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees .

In a shallow bowl, season the flour with salt and pepper. Dredge the fish in the seasoned flour and shake off any excess.

In a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, toss the escarole, onion, sliced garlic and nutmeg; season.

In a small bowl, whisk the wine, stock and EVOO; pour half the wine mixture over the escarole. Arrange the fish on top of the greens.

For the gremolata, on a cutting board, finely chop the herbs with the lemon zest and chopped garlic. Sprinkle the fish with the gremolata, top with pats of butter, then pour the remaining wine mixture over the fish. Bake until the fish is opaque and cooked through, about 20 minutes.

Serve the fish in shallow bowls or deep plates on top of the greens. Garnish with the lemon wedges.