Baked Fish with Almond Stuffing

Category: Fish & Seafood

Ingredients

1 - 5 to 6 lb. whole bass or red snapper (cleaned and washed)
1/4 cup onion (chopped)
2 tbsp. butter
3 cups soft bread crumbs
1/2 cup celery (chopped)
1/2 cup green onion (chopped)
1/2 cup and toasted almonds (chopped)
3 eggs (lightly beaten)
2 tbsp. fresh parsley (chopped)
1 tsp. dried tarragon
8 tbsp. butter
Salt
Freshly ground pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 400F. Saute onion in 2 tbsp. butter until soft. Add bread crumbs, celery, green pepper, almonds, eggs, parsley and tarragon and mix well. Stuff cavity of fish with mixture and sew shut. Melt 8 tbsp. butter, line a large shallow baking dish with foil, and pour a little melted butter over the bottom. Place fish on foil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, basting frequently with remaining melted butter, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Do not overcook.

Temperature: 400°

Baking Time: 75 minutes.



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