Sunday, November 28, 2010

One fish, two fish, red fish, BLUEFISH?

If you, or someone in your family likes to go fishing, then there is a chance you have eaten bluefish before. It's.... not really the most popular tasting fish. However, my husband went on a fishing boat with his sales team from work. He came back with a big bag of blue fish in his hand, and a big grin on his face. "Honey, look at what we are going to have for dinner!! Think of all the Omega 3 we will be eating!!!" 

Ugh,... What was I going to do to make this taste good. I was dreading it. But my negativity didn't dampen Randy's spirits. Instead, he decided that he was going to find a way to prepare them himself. That was fine with me! Because that way, I wont be getting the blame if it doesn't come out tasting so good.

I must tell you, the outcome exceeded my expectations! And all the ingredients he used were items we already had in the house. We had a fabulous dinner of bluefish, mashed potatoes, tossed salad and Italian bread. Sounds yummy, right? And I did feel especially healthy after eating it.

So here are the ingredients he used. (Note: Amounts vary depending on how many fish you were fortunate enough to catch.)

bluefish (or any kind of fish for that matter) fillets
Equal parts of fresh squeezed lemon juice and red wine (you can use white wine if you prefer)
Olive oil
Chopped garlic (be generous)
dried thyme leaves
dried parsley flakes
salt and pepper
bread crumbs

If your fillets are thick enough, remove the dark meat and discard. This will enhance the flavor. Spread bread crumbs on bottom of baking pan. Then dip fish fillets into a bowl of milk and coat. Lay fillets on top of bread crumbs in a single layer. Then spread more bread crumbs over the top of each piece of fish. Generously spoon Olive oil, wine, lemon juice, chopped garlic, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper evenly over the top of of each piece of fish.

Bake in a 500 degree oven for approx 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet. Then broil on HI for 2 minutes. Serve with extra wedges of lemon on the table. Serve with the side dishes of your choice, and bask in the health benefits of eating fresh, wild caught fish!

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