If you're looking for stuffed fish recipes, here are some general guidelines regarding the type of fish suitable, cooking times and a recipe for stuffing.
It is useful for any small whole fish, trout, mackerel, bream, mullet or snapper for instance.
The addition of butter ensures that the fish does not dry out on the inside but you could substitute this for oil if you prefer.
Olive oil is good or you could use a herb flavoured oil if you like.
If you're going to serve this with something like a ratatouille as a vegetable, then you could use chop some basil into the oi.
Use a food processor to make the breadcrumbs - about 4 slices from a medium loaf will be enough - brown or white as you prefer.
As a general guideline for stuffed fish, you would cook the fish at Gas Mark 4, 350F, 180c for 10 mins per lb (20 mins per Kilo) and 10 minutes over. If the fish were very small - eg herrings, then cook for about 20 minutes.
You can tell the fish is cooked when it is firm to the touch. You just prod it with your finger and if there is no 'give' in the flesh, then it is ready.
Use a large roasting tin or an oven proof dish and assemble the fish in this so that you don't waste any of the oil.
Baked Stuffed Trout
4 oz (100g) breadcrumbs
2 oz (50g) melted butter
handful fresh chopped parsley
1/2 lemon, juice and grated rind
salt and pepper
1 large trout about 2lbs (1kilo) in weight
Heat oven to Gas Mark 4, 350F, 180c.
Mix the breadcrumbs, butter, parsley, lemon juice and rind, seasoning and egg to form the stuffing.
Clean, scale, wash and dry the trout. Stuff the trout and either sew up or close with skewers.
Brush over olive oil and bake about 30 minutes - brush with oil again if the fish looks too dry during cooking.
Serve with some buttered new potatoes and vegetables. I would put a pat of dill butter on the trout to melt as well.
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By Liz Alderson, Mar 28, 2016
Baked Stuffed Trout is such a simple recipe to make and so tasty. It looks good enough to serve for a special dinner.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Main Ingredient: trout, breadcrumbs, egg