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Mariner's Menu

Mariner's Menu

January 28, 2013 | Joyce Taylor

another fresh seafood idea

How can you add more flavor to an already delicious, fresh fish? Dress it up, of course. Seafood stuffings, or dressings, add variety to fish preparations and can also serve as an additional main food in the meal.

Stuffings can range from simple to elaborate. They can be as easy as a basic bread or vegetable stuffing or as fancy as those with shellfish or other meat. Most stuffings contain celery, onion and spices as the basic ingredients. But add, omit or vary ingredients to suit personal tastes. Just be sure that other flavors do not overwhelm the fish.

Prepare Parmesan Stuffing and set aside.

Sprinkle fillets with salt and pepper. Roll up, lapping small end over larger, leaving space in the middle for stuffing.

Place rolled fillets in greased muffin tin. Spoon Parmesan stuffing into center of each. Baste tops with melted margarine and bake at 450 F until stuffing is lightly browned and fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes. Serves 6.

Parmesan Stuffing:

Melt margarine in medium skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and celery until soft. Remove from heat. Combine with crumbs, Parmesan, salt, pepper and basil.

From: Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas 

Contributed by Joyce Taylor


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