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Triple Citrus Striped Bass Stuffed with Quinoa

Triple Citrus Striped Bass Stuffed with Quinoa

This citrus-infused fish is oven roasted with with slices of oranges, lemons AND limes! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Wash and pat dry with paper towels:
    • 2 lb whole striped bass , cleaned
  2. Rub all over the fish with:
    • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  3. Coat a baking sheet large enough for the fish with:
    • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  4. Place fish on the baking sheet and set aside.
  5. Heat a small pot over medium-high heat and melt:
    • 2 TBS butter, unsalted
  6. When butter is foamy, stir in:
    • 1/2 cup red bell pepper , finely chopped
    • 1/2 cup parsley, American , finely chopped
    • 4 green onions , finely chopped
    • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
    • 1/8 tsp black pepper, ground
    • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  7. Cook until vegetables soften, about 5 min, then transfer to a bowl.
  8. Return pot to the burner, over high heat add:
    • 1/2 cup quinoa , uncooked
    • 3/4 cup vegetable stock
    • 1/4 cup orange juice
    • 2 TBS lemon juice
    • 1 TBS lime juice
  9. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and cook until quinoa done & liquid is gone, about 15 min.
  10. Remove from heat, stir in reserved vegetables and allow to cool for 10 mins.
  11. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  12. Carefully stuff quinoa mix into the cavity of your fish, then layer over the quinoa with:
    • 1 small orange , thinly sliced
    • 1 lemon , thinly sliced
    • 1 lime , thinly sliced
  13. Using a kitchen twine, gently warp around your fish and tie it closed.
  14. Reserve extra citrus slices for garnish.
  15. Bake fish until meat is white and opaque, about 25 min.
  16. Remove kitchen twine and serve immediately.

Triple Citrus Striped Bass Stuffed with Quinoa Detail

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Inactive Time: 10 min cooling time
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 3
Serving Size: 6 oz of fish

Cooking Tips: This recipe can easily be doubled for larger fish. Also try with salmon, dorado or your favorite type of fish.