Baked Fish with Clam Sauce

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This baked fish recipe with clam sauce can use either red snapper, locally called maya-maya or sea bass also called apahap. But if one of those I’ve mentioned is not available, lapu-lapu or grouper can be a very good substitute. Cooking this dish is not as complicated as it sounds because of the clam sauce. You just need a little patience for preparing the clam meat and broth and also cooking and peeling the shrimps.

To cook baked fish with clam sauce; Clean fish by removing scales and innards. Wash and drain. Then rub with salt, pepper, kalamansi juice and 2 tablespoons butter. Put in a baking dish and bake at 375 °F basting once in a while with clam broth. Heat the remaining butter in a pan and saute the onion, green pepper and carrot. When the carrots are half cooked, add shrimps and clams. Add wine and simmer. Arrange the clam and shrimp mixture on top of the fish. Cover with a buttered aluminum foil and return to the oven and bake a few minutes longer. To see complete recipe with lists of ingredients in exact measurements, continue reading.

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How to Cook Baked Fish with Clam Sauce
 
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Recipe type: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 red snapper(maya-maya) or sea bass(apahap), about 1 kilo
  • 2 tsp. rock salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup kalamansi juice
  • ½ cup clam broth (from the cooked clams)
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, cut into fine strips
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups shrimp, cooked and peeled
  • 2 cups clams, cooked and shucked
  • 1 cup white wine
Instructions
How to cook Baked Fish with Clam Sauce:
  1. Clean fish by removing scales and innards. Wash and drain.
  2. Then rub with salt, pepper, kalamansi juice and 2 tablespoons butter.
  3. Put in a baking dish and bake at 375 °F basting once in a while with clam broth.
  4. Heat the remaining butter in a pan and saute the onion, green pepper and carrot.
  5. When the carrots are half cooked, add shrimps and clams. Add wine and simmer.
  6. Arrange the clam and shrimp mixture on top of the fish.
  7. Cover with a buttered aluminum foil and return to the oven and bake a few minutes longer.

 

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