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I need a baked fish for Xmas eve. Amy suggestions

asked by maggie37 almost 4 years ago
11 answers 1712 views
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Sam1148

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added almost 4 years ago

How about a whole fish baked in a salt dome?

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added almost 4 years ago

I always like Giadas salmon in puff pastry. Makes a great presentation and very good!

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Maedl

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added almost 4 years ago

You could do parchment packets of fish. Lay a piece of fish on parchment paper, season with salt, pepper, fresh herbs ( I like tarragon), slices of onion and lemon, chopped garlic and a few drops of pastis. Add some butter or olive oil. Wrap it up, place in a baking dish, and bake at about 350 until done. Tastes great, simple to make, and clean-up is minimal.

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added almost 4 years ago

A whole salmon, stuffed or not would be delicious. Season it, wrap it in foil & bake at 400F for 10 min per inch of thickness.

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pierino

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added almost 4 years ago

In Rome eel is one of the traditional seven fishes for "la vigilia"---yes, really. And it can be quite good.

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ChefJune

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added almost 4 years ago

How many people are you serving? I've done branzino several times lately. The whole fish makes a beautiful presentation, and you can cook as many as you need, easily. I figure 3 people to a fish, as the fillets are quite large.

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added almost 4 years ago

Hi-my Mother used to roast baccala with slices of lemon,or stew baccala with potatoes and raisins in tomato sauce every Christmas Eve. Its a family tradition that I still carry on every December 24 for La Vigilia.

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Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added almost 4 years ago

Trust the Italians to figure out a way to elevate a meal that is supposed to be a bit of a fast to high art. Are there any other meals that are supposed to be simple, sparse affairs and associated with religious observances that have become such feasts?

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added almost 4 years ago

I vote for the salmon (being on the pacific side of the world). And yes, get the whole fish - head and eyes intact.
I like what I call the "yacht club" version Thant I had once at the Royal Yacht Club.
Stuff with a tapenade of sun-dried tomato, chopped black olive, fine chopped red onion or shallot, a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. A bit of parsley for color.
Stuff into the salmon and bake until done.
Serve warm or chilled - but not cold.
Garnish with lemon or sprinkle with lemon zest and chopped parsley.
This dish let's you prepare it in the afternoon and enjoy visiting with your guests before service.

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pierino

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added almost 4 years ago

Bigpan my man, you left out the capers from the tapenade. They are essential otherwise it's not tapenade, it's an olive spread. Plus, capers go really well with cold salmon.