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Planked Stuffed Shad

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Planked stuffed shad is a stuffed fish recipe. Oven baked on the plank, the shad is stuffed with a creamed finnan haddie filling. Flavored with celery and parsley leaves along with spices, the planked stuffed shad is delicious and absolute delight for dinner parties and ocassions.
Ingredients
  Cooked finnan haddie 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Grated onion 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh bread crumbs 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Melted butter 3 Tablespoon
  Pepper To Taste
  Nutmeg 1 Pinch
  Thyme 1 Pinch
  Mace 1 Pinch
  Chopped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped celery leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dry white wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

Prepare the plank by oiling well, then place in a cold oven, and bring the heat up to 400°.
Cook finnan haddie as for Creamed Finnan Haddie.
Work through a food grinder.
Combine with all ingredients and enough wine to hold the mixture together lightly.
Stuff fish and sew the opening together.
Reduce heat to 375°.
Place shad on the hot plank and bake, allowing 10 to 15 minutes per pound.
Baste frequently with melted butter.
Shortly before the fish is done, remove the plank from the oven.
With a pastry tube, pipe a border of Potatoes Duchesse around the edge of the plank.
Brush the potatoes with butter, return the plank to the oven, and bake until the fish is done and the potatoes delicately browned.
Before serving the planked shad, inside the border of potatoes arrange small bouquets of hot cooked vegetables, such as French green beans, glazed small white onions, asparagus tips with Hollandaise Sauce, or broiled mushroom caps.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Fish
Interest: 
Party

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