How to Cook Stuffed Fish
If you are in the mood for a hearty seafood dinner that your whole family can enjoy, there is no better option than stuffed fish. It is a great comfort food for summer or winter. It’s dense and rich without being too heavy. And, you can make it in less than 30 minutes!
Considering all the health benefits of eating seafood, this is one comfort food that you can eat without guilt.
Stuffed fish is made with thin fish fillets that are wrapped around a mixture of bread cubes, herbs and chopped vegetables. It is baked in the oven until the fish fillets are flaky and opaque. The stuffing should be lightly browned around the edges.
When you are choosing a fish for this recipe, we recommend a thin white fish like flounder, sole or tilapia.
The key to making the best stuffed fish is perfecting the stuffing. To make the best stuffing, be sure to use fresh herbs and don’t skip the butter when you sauté the onions and celery. For the most mouth-watering stuffed fish, you can add in bacon bits or crab meat.
- 1 1/2 to 2 pounds fish fillets
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup celery, diced
- 3 tablespoons onion, diced
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 teaspoon sage, diced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cups bread, cubed
- Bacon bits
- Crab meat
- Parsley, finely chopped
- Lemon wedges
1. Preheat the oven to 450 F.
2. Grease a baking sheet or cover it with aluminum foil.
3. Lay the fish fillets on the baking sheet and lightly dust each side with salt.
4. In a small skillet, sauté the diced onion and celery in 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat.
5. Add in the sage, salt, pepper and 5 tablespoons of butter. If you are adding bacon bits or crab meat, mix it in now.
6. Once the butter has melted, add in the bread cubes and mix until each piece is coated with butter. If the stuffing still looks a bit dry, add a little hot water.
7. Place a spoon full of stuffing in the middle of each fillet.
8. Add a small piece of butter at the center of each spoonful and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
9. Fold each edge of the fillet over the stuffing on each fish.
10. Bake in the oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until the fish fillets flake easily and look opaque.
11. Remove from the oven and serve with lemon slices.
This entrée pairs well with a salad of mixed greens and roasted red potatoes or with rice pilaf and a side of cooked carrots.
If you live near Wethersfield, CT, swing by City Fish Market to pick up fresh, cleaned fish fillets to make this delicious recipe. We are known for our high-quality seafood and outstanding customer service.
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