Baked Cream Dory with Spinach

For Catholics in this part of the world, today marks the start of the lenten season.Β  And for a “cooking Mama” like myself, this also means more non-meat dishes to prepare – especially during Mondays and Wednesdays (equivalent to the lenten Wednesdays and Fridays in the Catholic calendar πŸ˜‰ ).

One yummy dish I recently prepared is Baked Cream Dory with SpinachΒ (apparently, the white fish fillets so popularly known as “hammour” here is also the same Cream Dory I’ve always loved in Manila – found this out largely by chanceΒ while looking at the itemized receipt from our local fish vendor!).

I largely followed the recipe I googled from Pinoy CookΒ with a few revisions as follows:

  • took out fish/vegetable broth entirely
  • replaced tarragon with dried oregano
  • replaced pimientos with 1/2 cup of prepared mild salsa

Here’s how the set-up looked like…

While here’s the finished product…

Fresh from the oven and ready for some “lip-smackin’ lovin’!” πŸ™‚ I agree – the aroma of the cooked fish is enough to whet one’s appetite.

Finally, here’s how the dish looked plated.Β  Its perfect complement? Why, steamed jasmine rice, of course!

Definitely a light and healthy yet very satisfying meal that the whole family loved!Β  And yes, it’s “lenten-friendly” too! Now what more could we ask for, right?Β  😎

PS If I had to do this again, however, I think I would take out the salsa entirely and replace it with freshly chopped tomatoes – since we now realize that we aren’t huge fans of the store-bought blend.


6 responses to this post.

  1. ang sossy naman ng presentation! looks yummy!

    Hi Abs! “Trying hard” to make it look good lang – para mas maenganyo kumain – hehehe πŸ˜€


  2. na-distract ako sa presentation ha! parang pagkain sa restaurant! πŸ™‚

    Sarap lang to experiment with presentation from time to time – hehehe πŸ˜‰


  3. Posted by Leap of Faith! on 25 February 2009 at 8:52 am

    Hon, love this dish – without the salsa, though. It also smells great too – so Italian.

    Oh yeah – the salsa’s not making a comeback in this dish, definitely… Guess we’ll just use the salsa the way we know best – as dip for chips – yummy!!! πŸ˜†


  4. Oh my, they look so delectable! I’ll borrow your recipe ha. πŸ™‚

    Thanks, Dyosa! πŸ™‚ Do help yourself and tell me how it pans out. Hope to see you again in my kitchen – appreciate the visit. 😎


  5. this looks pretty yummy! Thanks for sharing. I was really looking for a new fish recipe for the lenten season. πŸ™‚

    You’re welcome, Leah! Enjoy! πŸ™‚


  6. Pang-five star hotel! πŸ™‚

    Di naman… 3-star lang! Hahaha! πŸ˜†


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