Fish Stuffing

Three Ways

Three recipes for fish stuffing are here given, the first being made of bread crumbs and having hot water for the liquid, the second of cracker crumbs and having milk for the liquid, and the third of bread crumbs and having stewed tomato for the liquid.

Stuffing, not only helps to preserve the shape of the fish, but also provides a means of extending the flavor to a starchy food, for bread or cracker crumbs are used in the preparation of most fish stuffings.


1. Stuffing with Breadcrumbs

1/4 c. butter

1/2 c. hot water

1/2 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. onion juice

1 Tb. chopped parsley

2 c. fine bread crumbs

Melt the butter in the hot water, add the salt, pepper, onion juice, and parsley, and pour over the crumbs. Mix thoroughly and use to stuff the fish.


2. Stuffing with Crackercrumbs

1/2 c. milk

2 c. cracker crumbs

1/2 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

1/4 c. melted butter

1 Tb. chopped parsley

1 egg

Warm the milk and add it to the crumbs, together with the salt, pepper, melted butter, and parsley. To this mixture, add the beaten egg. When well mixed, use as stuffing for fish.


3. Stuffing with Tomato

2 Tb. butter

1 Tb. finely chopped onion

1 Tb. chopped parsley

1/2 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

1 Tb. chopped sour pickles

1/2 c. stewed tomato

2 c. stale bread crumbs

Melt the butter and add the onion, parsley, salt, pepper, pickles, and tomato. Pour this mixture over the crumbs, mix all thoroughly, and use to stuff the fish. If the dressing seems to require more liquid than the stewed tomato, add a little water.

Best Pennywise Tip: I find it hard to resist adding in extra finely chopped onion or grated carrots. Usually these veggies are very economical and add good flavour.

Adding a stuffing to a whole fish turns it from a family dish into company fare whether you bake it in the oven or on the barbecue outside.

Make sure your fish is as fresh as it can be for the best taste experience.

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