1/2 Photos of Whole Baked Fish Cuban-Style
1 hr 15 mins
Courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2007 - Emeril Live. Episode: Cookin Up Cuban. We served this the other day & the residents enjoyed it immensely. We also added pimento stuffed olives to the tomato sauce - that made it taste just right!
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- 2 (3 lb) whole striped bass or 2 (3 lb) tilapia fillets or 2 (3 lb) flounder or 2 (3 lb) sole, cleaned and scaled
- 2 limes, juice of
- 3/4 cup Spanish olive oil, divided
- 2 onions, peeled and thinly sliced, divided
- 1 large green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced, divided
- 3 bay leaves
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2-3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
- 1 cup tomato puree
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1 cup dry white wine
- chopped fresh parsley leaves, for garnish
- 1Rinse the fish well under cold running water and pat dry on both sides as well as inside the cavity.
- 2Make several slits about 1/3-inch deep on both sides of the fish.
- 3Place the fish in a non-reactive shallow dish or platter and pour the lime juice over the fish.
- 4Set aside while you continue with the preparations.
- 5Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
- 6Rub the bottom of a shallow glass or ceramic dish large enough to hold the fish with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
- 7Saute 1/2 of the onion slices and 1/2 of the pepper slices in 2 tablespoons olive oil and then place along the bottom of the baking dish.
- 8Tear 2 of the bay leaves into small pieces and sprinkle over the vegetables.
- 9Drizzle with 2 tablespoons more of the remaining Spanish olive oil and season with salt, black pepper, to taste, and crushed red pepper flakes.
- 10Place the fish on top of the sliced vegetables.
- 11Using a mortar and pestle, combine the garlic, kosher salt and oregano and mash to form a paste. (We used a small food processor.).
- 12Spread the garlic paste inside the cavity of the fish and into the slits on top.
- 13Place the remaining bay leaf inside the cavity of the fish.
- 14In the same small bowl that you used to make the garlic paste, combine the tomato puree and vinegar and stir to combine.
- 15Pour this tomato mixture all over the fish.
- 16Top with the remaining onion and pepper slices and drizzle the remaining olive oil and the wine over the top.
- 17Season again with salt and black pepper, cover the dish loosely with aluminum foil, and bake until the fish flakes easily when pierced with a fork, 45 to 50 minutes.
- 18Garnish with the parsley and serve hot or warm, with the pan juices drizzled over all.
- 19Serve with white fluffy rice, ripe plantains and a nice leafy salad & vinegar & Olive oil dressing, a loaf of hot Cuban or Italian bread to sop up all the sauce and a nice bottle of wine.
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Nutritional Facts for Whole Baked Fish Cuban-Style
Serving Size: 1 (646 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1131.5
- Calories from Fat 510
- Total Fat 56.6 g
- Saturated Fat 9.1 g
- Cholesterol 544.8 mg
- Sodium 1475.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 17.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
- Sugars 7.3 g
- Protein 122.9 g
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white wine vinegar