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Baked Striped Bass

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Going by its popularity in my family, Baked Striped Bass will surely allure your family members too. This recipe will save you dollars which you have spent at European restaurants for similar or perhaps inferior taste. Baked Striped Bass as a Main Dish never fails to impress. In case you try out this Baked Striped Bass, make it a point to get back with your feedback and comments .
Ingredients
  Whole striped bass with head 5 Pound
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Lemon 1 Small
  Parsley 1 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Carrot 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dried thyme leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Dry white wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. Lightly grease a shallow roasting pan.
3. Wash fish inside and out under cold running water; pat dry with paper towels.
4. Sprinkle fish inside and out with the salt. Set aside to marinate Slice lemon thinly; cut slices in quarters.

MAKING
5. Just before serving, use a small, sharp-pointed knife to make deep cuts, about 2 inches apart, along both sides of fish. With fingers, press a piece of lemon and a small sprig of parsley into each cut.
6. Place fish in prepared pan.
7. Pour any remaining lemon slices and parsley, along with onion, carrot, celery, thyme, and bay leaf. Pour in wine and 1/2 cup water. Pour butter over fish. Bake, basting frequently with liquid in pan, 30 to 40 minutes, or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
8. With large spatulas, carefully lift fish to heated serving platter. With slotted spoon, lift out vegetables, and place around fish.

SERVING
9. Garnish with parsley and lemon butter and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Bass
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
5

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