So I searched all over the internet looking for a recipe for Baked WHOLE bass and couldn’t find anything that either A.) I had the ingredients B.) Liked the ingredients or C.)Didn’t require me to cut the fish into FILLETS!!
I mean what part of WHOLE fish was Google search NOT getting!! So after perusing a few recipes, I got some ideas of what I could do with fish and what I wouldn’t do with fish. Here is what I came up with, using stuff I had on hand. Cook this with my Roasted Vegetables Recipe and enjoy a whole easy dinner with a WHOLE fish!
It is delicate, delicious and divine! Mmmmmm….
I love fish.
Baked Whole Bass Stuffed
3 Hamburger Buns (cubed)
1,1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp mixed dried (or chopped fresh) herbs (I used rosemary, thyme, savory, marjoram, oregano, basil mixture)
10 Tbs Butter
1/2 medium Onion diced
1 medium carrot shredded
1 tsp Lemon juice
3/4 cup water
Whole Bass (de-scaled and gutted) 1.5lbs – 2lbs
Medium Mixing Bowl
Cookie Sheet (large enough for the fish)
Preheat your oven, if you haven’t already for the Roasted Vegetables Recipe, to 200c/425f.
1.Put cubed bread, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp dried herb mix in medium mixing bowl.
2.In a small saucepan melt 2Tbs of the butter.
3.Add chopped onions and shredded carrots, cook over medium low until onions are translucent (approx. 5 minutes). Make sure you stir them occasionally.
4.Pour over breadcrumbs and toss lightly or mix with spoon. Make sure the mixture is well blend together.
5.In the same saucepan you just used for carrots & onions (that is now empty, but doesn’t have to be clean) put the water, 4 Tbs butter, lemon juice and remaining 1/2 tsp salt, heat on stove until butter is melted.
6.Pour over breadcrumbs and mix well with a spoon until all breadcrumbs are moist.
7.Tear off of sheet of foil big enough to wrap the fish in, like a packet (or you can just put the fish right on the cookie sheet and cover the cookie sheet with foil, I just find this is easier clean up), place fish on foil/cookie sheet and using your hands or wooden spoon place stuffing inside the fish, you can pack it in or fill loosely, up to you. Put remaining breadcrumb mixture around and on top of the fish. Melt remaining 2 Tbs butter and pour over the fish/breadcrumbs. Close/cover with foil.
8.Put the fish in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes at 200c/425f. The fish is done when the meat flakes off easily when you scrape a fork across the top.
Be careful of the bones when eating!!
Serve immediately. 🙂
**You can cook the fish and the roasted veggies in the same pan, just put the fish in a foil packet or right in the center of the veg after you’ve cooked the vegetables for 15 minutes.**