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Baked Red Snapper Florida Style

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Ingredients
  Red snapper 7 Pound (1 whole)
  Onion 1 Medium, minced
  Green pepper 1 , minced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Bacon fat 1 Tablespoon (adjust quantity as needed)
  Soft stale bread crumbs 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chopped fresh dill/Dill seed To Taste
  Eggs 3
  Bacon slices 6
  Red wine 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
  Tomato paste 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2) Clean the red snapper and split open with the head portion intact.

MAKING
3) In a skillet, saute the onion, green pepper and garlic in 3 tablespoons bacon fat for 5 minutes.
4) Stir in the bread crumbs and chopped fresh dill to taste.
5) Stir in the beaten eggs, mix thoroughly.
6) Stuff the red snapper with the onion mixture and secure with toothpicks.
7) In a greased shallow baking pan, place the stuffed fish, cover with the bacon slices and pour in 1 cup red wine.
8) Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
9) Transfer the fish to a hot platter and keep aside.

FINALIZING
10) In the skillet drippings, blend in the flour, stir in rest of the wine and tomato paste.
11) Stir constantly and cook, until smooth and thickened.
12) Season with the salt, pepper and parsley to taste.

SERVING
13) Spoon over the sauce and serve the Baked Red Snapper Florida Style immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Fish
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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