Friday, December 2, 2011
Something's Fishy Around Here
Roasted Striped Bass adapted from Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 or 3 strips bacon, chopped up (2 oz.)
1 Tablespoon chopped garlic
1 28 oz. can diced plum tomatoes (I like Muir Glen brand, Fire Roasted or not)
1 teaspoon kosher salt (or 1/2 tsp. regular salt)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 2 to 3 lb.striped bass fillet (or other thin white fish fillet)
1 lb. shelled and deveined large shrimp (I always keep a bag from Costco in the freezer - just thaw under cold running water for 10 minutes, and drain well)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the bacon and onion. Saute about 10 minutes, until the onion is soft but not browned. Add the garlic and saute another minute. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, and wine, and simmer 5 more minutes.
Put the fish in a 13 x 9 inch glass pan. Season with salt and pepper. Strew the shrimp on top. Pour the sauce over all and bake about 20 to 30 minutes, until the shrimp is done and the fish flakes easily.
I have cooked a number of recipes from this book of Ina Garten's. The Croque Monsieur is great - a super grilled cheese and ham sandwich with bechamel sauce on top. We had it cut up small for snacks...it is really rich and fabulous - not for everyday consumption, but totally worth a splurge.
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Dreaming of being barefoot in Paris