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Florentine Catfish

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A Catfish recipe.

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  1. In a large saucepan, bring the water and lemon slices to a slow simmer.
  2. Add the catfish fillets and poach gently for about 8 minutes.
  3. Remove fillets and drain well.
  4. Thaw and drain the spinach.
  5. Place it in a kitchen towel and squeeze the moisture from the spinach.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan.
  8. Add green onions and garlic.
  9. Cook briefly to soften.
  10. Add flour and stir constantly while the roux cooks.
  11. Do not brown.
  12. Slowly add the milk, continuing to stir until the sauce is smooth and thickened.
  13. Add reserved spinach, seasonings, lemon juice, and ½ cup of the cheese, mixing well (the sauce may be prepared ahead to this point and refrigerated until needed, up to 2 days).
  14. When you are ready to serve, place the cooked catfish fillets in a lightly buttered 9- by 3-inch baking dish or individual au gratin dishes.
  15. Cover with sauce and top with remaining cheese.
  16. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes or until bubbly.
  17. Finish under the broiler to lightly toast the cheese.
  18. Serve immediately.

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