Sunday, April 04, 2010

Breaded Bluefish Fillets

Breaded Bluefish Fillets
Inspired by Rick’s recipe on AllRecipes

Printable Recipe
Prep time: 5 minutes
Baking time: 15-20 minutes

Serves 2-3

½ cup matzo meal (or bread crumbs)
1 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
1 tsp fresh chives, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
½ tsp paprika (this time I used sweet Hungarian, but smoked would be lovely too)
¼ cup water (just enough to moisten the matzo meal)
1lb/450g bluefish fillets
¼ cup minced onions
2 small sprigs fresh oregano
Olive oil to drizzle over the fish

1. Preheat the oven to 500°F/225°C.

2. In a small bowl mix the matzo meal, herbs, garlic and paprika.

3. Place a large sheet of tin foil on a rimmed baking sheet large enough to hold the fillets in one layer. Lightly oil and spread half the crumb mixture on the foil. You want to make sure there is enough to ensure the fish is completely coated . Place the fillets on top of the crumb mixture and gently pat so the crumbs will stick. Turn the fillets – now both sides are coated. Add more coating as required. Pour ¼ cup or so of water around the fish.

4. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the minced onions. Lay the oregano sprigs on top and seal the foil like an envelope. This will steam the fish.

5. Place in the center of the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 400°F/200°C and bake for another 5-10 minutes covered. The fish is done when it flakes and is tender.

6. Open the foil and turn the broiler element on just until the topping browns and crisps a bit.

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