Baked stuffed salmon

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3½ pounds Salmon; whole, boned
1 cup Herb-seasoned stuffing cubes
½ cup Hot water
2 tablespoons Capers; drained and chopped
2 tablespoons Fresh parsley; chopped
3 slices Bacon; minced
¼ cup Finely chopped onion
½ cup Butter; melted
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Pepper; finely ground
\N \N Lemon slices
\N \N Parsely sprigs

Rinse and thoroughly dry the salmon, inside and out. In a 2 quart mixing bowl combine the stuffing mix, hot water, capers, and chopped parsley. Toss lightly with a fork until the mixture is moist and blended. Place the minced bacon in a heavy 12 inch skillet and saute over medium heat for 4-6 minutes or until bacon is tender. Add the onion and saute for 3-5 minutes more until bacon is crisp, stirring frequently. Add the bacon, onion, and pan drippings to the stuffing mixture in the mixing bowl. Toss lightly with a fork to combine. Brush the inside of the salmon with the melted butter and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Fill the cavity of the fish loosely with the stuffing mixture. Skewer or sew the opening shut.

Line with heavy foil a shallow baking dish or a pan large enough to accommodate the fish. Place the fish on the baking pan and bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 25 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove from oven and keep warm. When ready to serve, the skin can be removed easily, leaving head and tail intact. Coat the fish with Cucumber Sauce, garnish with lemon slices and parsley and serve at once.

Recipe by: The California Heritage Cookbook Posted to EAT-L Digest by "laurie@..." <laurie@...> on Jan 9, 1998

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