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    Baked Whole Fish

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    Bev's Note:

    Top Baked fish with butter, lemon juice and perphaps sliced almonds.

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    1. 1
      Soak the fish in cold, salted water for 15-30 minutes; drain and dry slightly.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 400.
    3. 3
      Season cavity with lemon slices, celery, onion, salt, and pepper and 2 TBS lemon juice.
    4. 4
      Close the fish and place bacon strips on top or around fish.
    5. 5
      Sprinkle with salt, pepper, onion salt and remainder of lemon juice.
    6. 6
      Cover with pats of butter and bake until flesh is white and flakes apart with fork (about 30 minutes for a 2 1/2 pound fish or 40-45 minutes for a 3 pounder).
    7. 7
      the fish may be broiled at the end to brown the bacon.
    8. 8
      Cut into 1 1/2 inch wide sections and serve with lemon wedges.
    9. 9
      Serves 2-4, depending on size of fish.
    10. 10
      Note: Other vegetables such as potatoes and tomatoes may be cooked with the fish if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 15, 2006


      I used one large sea bass in this delicious recipe and it made a lovely Sunday lunch for us. The onion and celery didn't get soft enough in the baking time required to cook the fish - and I wasn't sure if they were to be eaten with the fish or discarded. (I had minced the celery quite fine rather than sliced, cause I wasn't sure exactly what 2-3 slices of celery would be - minced a whole rib). I do like the flavour they imparted to the fish and so, next time, I will sweat them (the onion and celery) for a bit in some butter to speed up the cooking process, and then stuff the fish. I loved the flavour given by the bacon, too. Couldn't be simpler and really delicious!

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    Nutritional Facts for Baked Whole Fish

    Serving Size: 1 (36 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 115.3
    Calories from Fat 103
    Total Fat 11.5 g
    Saturated Fat 7.3 g
    Cholesterol 30.5 mg
    Sodium 82.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 1.3 g
    Protein 0.3 g

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