Shrimp and Spinach Flounder Roll Up with Baby Bella Spaghetti
This Shrimp and Spinach Flounder Roll Up with Baby Bella Spaghetti is an all-around healthy family favorite I like to make when we want to tiptoe on the line of indulgence.
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Fish, One pot dinner, White Fish
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 55minutes
4stripsbaconsliced into small strips
4baby portabella mushrooms sliced
3large cloves garlicchopped
6boned and skinless flounder fillets
salt and pepper
2tbspchive and onion cream cheese spread
¼tspfresh ground pepper
¼cupshredded Italian 4 cheese blend
⅛ cupshaved Asiago cheese
Cook pasta 2 minutes less than package directions recommends, Before straining set 1 cup of the pasta water aside. For later.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a medium mixing bowl mix cream cheese, spinach, shrimp, pepper, paprika, and Italian cheese blend with a pinch of salt. Layout the flounder fillets and spread 1 1/2 tablespoon of the mixture on one side, lay a few of the asiago cheese shreds on top of the spread. Roll up and place seam side down on a cutting board or plate.
In a cast-iron skillet fry up the bacon. Once brown and crispy remove and let rest on a paper towel to remove any extra grease. CAREFULLY Drain out any excess bacon grease, you may leave some in the pan THE GREASE IS HOT. Add butter and olive oil to bacon grease in the pan. Add mushrooms and onions with a pinch of salt and saute over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
Once onions are slightly translucent and mushrooms have started to brown add the parsley and garlic and let cook for 5 seconds until you smell the garlic. Slowly and carefully stir in veggie stock. Place your flounder roll-ups in the cast iron skillet seam side down with the sauce. Place cast iron in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Remove from the oven and carefully remove the flounder roll-ups. Set them aside. Place cast iron with sauce on the stove over medium heat. Add pasta, pasta water, and 1/2 the bacon. Toss to mix and allow pasta to finish cooking in the sauce. Once all water is absorbed pasta is done.