Recipe by Acerast
Yellow Perch are a favorite here in the Great Lakes region of the US. We have also made this recipe with Walleye - you could use any of the leaner, more delicate fishes. From Sheryl and Mel London's A Seafood Celebration. Serve with rice to soak up the sauce.
- 4 (1 lb) perch, about 1 pound each, gutted and scaled
- salt, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 large onions (1 1/2 to 2 cups)
- 5 -6 medium tomatoes (about 1 lb.)
- 1⁄4 lb white mushroom
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 2 tablespoons parsley, finely minced
Directions See How It's Made
- First, you'll need to blanch the tomatoes in order to remove the skins. To do so first bring a medium-sized pan of water to a boil.
- Fill a large bowl half full with ice water and place it in the sink.
- Meanwhile, cut an x in the skin in the bottom of each tomato, being careful not to cut into the flesh.
- Add the tomatoes a few at a time to the boiling water, cooking only 60-90 minutes, or until the skin begins to curl where you've cut the X.
- Remove them from the boiling water with a slotted spoon and immerse them into the ice water immediately.
- Repeat this process until all of the tomatoes have been blanched.
- When they are cool enough to handle peel and dispose of the skin.
- Core and cut the tomatoes into 1-inch cubes; set aside.
- Peel and coarsely chop the onions; set aside.
- Clean and coarsely chop the mushrooms, set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Gently rub both sides of the fish with salt and pepper; set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Add the onions and sauté, stirring frequently, for 8 to 10 minutes until the onions begin to color.
- Spoon the onions evenly over the bottom of a baking pan large enough to hold the filets in a single layer.
- Place the fish over the onions, scatter the tomatoes and mushrooms over the fish, then pour the wine over all.
- Bake, basting occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes until a skewer inserted in the thickest part of the fish meets with no resistance.
- Serve some of the vegetables and pan juices with each portion; sprinkle with parsley.