Baked stuffed red snapper

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 \N To 6 lb. red snapper
6 \N Slices bread (white)
2 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons Chopped parsley
⅛ teaspoon Thyme Basting sauce:
¾ cup Salad oil
3 tablespoons Melted butter
1½ \N Lemons, juiced
⅛ teaspoon Sage
2 tablespoons Chopped tomato few drops Tabasco sauce
4 tablespoons Finely minced celery
1½ teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Worstershire sauce Tabasco sauce

Saute minced celery in butter over low heat. Add chopped tomato, Tabasco sauce, parsley, thyme, salt, sage and bread which was soaked in cold water, then squeezed dry. Blend all in skillet, then stuff into fish cavity. Skewer opening closed.

Bake, uncovered, in preheated oven set at 350 degrees, basting often with sauce. Allow about 10 minutes baking time per pound of fish. A greased sheet of paper or white cloth left under the snapper will make it easier to transfer to serving platter.

Now back to the basting sauce: Blend butter, lemon juice, salt, Worstershire sauce and Tabasco sauce, adding oil a little at a time. Pour over fish before starting baking. Baste often.

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