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Spicy Baked Fish

Spicy baked fish
Spicy Baked Fish Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 x 1.5-2kg/3-41b sea bass (or bream), cleaned and scaled
  • juice of 2 limes
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • fresh coriander, to garnish
  • For the stuffing:

  • 125g/4oz soft breadcrumbs
  • 50g/2oz butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped coriander
  • 1 small green pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • ½ onion, grated
  • grated rind and juice of 1 lime
  • pinch of grated nutmeg
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the topping:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 fresh red chilli, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
  • 4 tablespoons fish stock

How to make Spicy Baked Fish:

1. Make the stuffing: put the breadcrumbs in a bowl and mix in the melted butter and all the ning ingredients. Blend well and then aside to cool.

2. Wash and dry the fish and place in a large dish. Sprinkle it with the lime juice and season inside and Set aside in a cool place for about one hour to marinate.

3. Make the topping: heat the oil in a frying pan and add the onion and garlic. Fry gently until the onion is softened and golden. Add the chilli and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the coriander and fish stock.

4. Remove the fish from the marinade and fill it with the stuffing. Secure with skewers or toothpicks. Arrange the sliced onion in a large ovenproof dish and place the fish on top. Pour over the oil and any remaining marinade, and scatter the topping mixture over the fish. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 for 30-40 minutes. Serve garnished with coriander.

Preparation: 25 minutes + Marinating time
Cooking: 30-40 minutes
Serves: 4

Recipe taken from:Hamlyn Essential Caribbean: Step-by-step Recipes with Style

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