Fish Stuffing

Three Variations

Got a fish? Now you have 3 fish stuffing recipes!

Three recipes for fish stuffing are given here, 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.

It can be handy to have a few recipes on hand for times you find yourself short of an ingredient, like bread crumbs, that you can easily substitute with crackers which are easy to keep on hand in your pantry.

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. Basic Breadcrumb Fish Stuffing


1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon onion juice
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 cups fine bread crumbs


  1. Place the fine bread crumbs in a mixing bowl.
  2. Melt the butter in the hot water, add the salt, pepper, onion juice, and parsley, and pour over the crumbs.
  3. Mix thoroughly and use to stuff the fish.

2. Cracker Crumbs and Milk Stuffing


1/2 cup milk
2 cup cracker crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup melted butter
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
1 egg


  1. Place the cracker crumbs in a bowl.
  2. Warm the milk and add it to the crumbs, together with the salt, pepper, melted butter, and parsley.
  3. To this mixture, add the beaten egg.
  4. When well mixed, use as stuffing for fish.

3. Tomato Based Stuffing


2 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon chopped sour pickles
1/2 cup stewed tomatoes
2 cup stale bread crumbs


  1. Place the bread crumbs in a mixing bowl.
  2. Melt the butter and add the onion, parsley, salt, pepper, pickles, and stewed tomatoes.
  3. 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.

My favorite is Grilled Stuffed Salmon, just the way my dad used to barbeque it on warm summer evenings.

Salmon is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, protein and other beneficial nutrients, salmon has almost everything that you need all in one grilled piece of fish. It is also low in fat and cholesterol (high in good cholesterol), and is a great addition to anyone's diet.

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