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Spotted Trout with Parmesan Stuffing


  • 4 spotted trout, butterflied
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1½ tablespoons butter, melted  
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400° F.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan. Sauté onion and celery until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in crumbs, Parmesan, salt, pepper and basil. Stuff fish loosely. Brush with 1 ½ tablespoons melted butter.  Lightly salt and pepper. Bake about 20 minutes or until done. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the fish.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor MM2