Low-Carb Lesson #02: Fish Florentine & Summer Squash

Written by Di Bauer August 10, 2005, Updated by Andrew DiMino March 14, 2023

When your time is limited and you need an easy yet nutritious meal on the table quickly, this second low-carb dinner menu fits the bill just as well as Low Carb Lesson #1: Turkey, Asparagus, Spinach, & Broccoli. This is a meal that will suit low carbers and non-low carbers alike, and has the added benefit of not only being quick and easy, but it will tempt spinach-haters to eat spinach and non-fish eaters to eat fish. Everyone in my family loves this dish.

If you want to, you can even put this casserole together the night before, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate it until it’s time to fix dinner the next evening. It only bakes for 30-40 minutes, which gives you more than enough time to set the table, put together the salad, and saute the squash.

Here are This Evening’s Low-Carb Recipes

Fish Florentine

Fish Florentine Recipe

Sautéed Summer Squash

Italian-Style Sautéed Summer Squash Recipe

Italian Tossed Salad

Simple Italian Tossed Salad Low-Carb Recipe

Here’s the Gameplan

If you’re using frozen spinach, take the box of frozen chopped spinach out of the freezer and put it in the refrigerator to thaw the night before. If you forget (and I do about half the time), take it out of the freezer in the morning and leave it on the counter to thaw.

In the evening, preheat the oven to 350° F while you construct the casserole. After the casserole is put together, slip it in the oven and bake it for 30-40 minutes.

Set the table, put the salad together, and place it on the dinner table.

Fifteen minutes before the casserole will be ready, saute the squashes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the zucchini and crookneck squash from the skillet. Hold each spoonful over the skillet for a few seconds to let it drain thoroughly. Put the cooked squash in a pretty serving dish and place it on the table.

Take the casserole out of the oven, move it to a trivet on the table and sit down for a well-deserved, relaxing meal.

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