Whether it's sea bass or trout this is the dish that disappears every Thanksgiving or whenever I serve it. Let the fish store to the hard work of cleaning and boning the fish. Don't worry if the fish isn't big enough buy a second one. —Judy at My Well Seasoned Life
3-5 lb boned sea bass or trout
leeks white part only
medium red onion chopped
cloves garlic chopped
small carrots sliced
red pepper flakes
can plum tomatoes drained and chopped
bag cleaned spinach
lemon zest and juice
dried bread cubes
milk to soak bread
In This Recipe
Soak bread cubes in milk.
Heat saute pan and add splash of olive oil. When the oil dances add leeks, onion, garlic and carrots. Saute for about 4 minutes.
Add red pepper flakes and tomatoes, continue cooking. Season with salt and pepper.
Add lemon zest and juice.
Add spinach and toss until wilted. Add soaked bread. Mix well and taste again for seasoning. Cool to room temperature.
Cut butcher's twine (or any old twine) into four 6-8 inch segments and place a few inches apart on work surface.
Place bass on top of the twine pieces and open the fish. Salt and pepper fish. Add stuffing to the bottom half of fish. Fold over the other half of fish over the stuffing. Tie twine around the fish.
Place in 425 oven for 20-30 minutes or until done.