Baked Trout Stuffed with Crab

Recipe by Kim127
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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Fry the bacon slices until crisp and rendered of fat.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Crumble the bacon.
  • Pour off all but 1 tablespoon bacon fat from the pan into a small bowl and reserve.
  • Brush a little reserved fat over the bottom of a baking dish that will fit the fish comfortably.
  • Set aside.
  • Heat the fat still in the frying pan and cook the scallions and celery, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Mix together the vegetables, lemon rind, parsley, crumbs, salt and pepper.
  • Fold in the crabmeat and bacon.
  • Bind with the egg.
  • Open each fish like a book, skin side down.
  • Spread the stuffing over one half.
  • Pack it down firmly, then fold over the other half and press down gently.
  • Close the opening with toothpicks if desired.
  • Set the fish in the prepared baking dish or roasting pan.
  • Brush the tope of the fish with a little reserved bacon fat.
  • Bake until the fish is cooked, 25-30 minutes.
  • Carefully transfer the fish to warmed serving plates and serve immediately.
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