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Baked Fish with Crab Stuffing

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Manny

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 kilo fish split (at the back or belly) and prepared for stuffing
  • 2 eggs
  • 185 grams crab meat flaked and tendons removed
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • 1 small white onion minced
  • 2 tsp. liquid seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup fine white bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions

    How to cook Baked Fish with Crab Stuffing:

    • Grease a large shallow roasting pan (17" x 11 1/2" x 2") and line it with greased foil.
    • Wash fish and wipe dry; place it in the pan.
    • In a medium size mixing bowl, beat the eggs just enough to combine yolks and white; add the remaining ingredients.
    • With a fork, mix lightly but thoroughly. If stuffing seems dry, sprinkle with 1 or 2 Tbsp. hot water and mix.
    • Stuff the fish with the mixture and close opening with skewers.
    • And if desired, lace with strings or loosely sew up the opening with darning needle and heavy white thread.
    • Melt a little extra butter and add a little extra liquid seasoning to it; brush mixture over top of the fish.
    • Bake in a preheated oven, 500 °F for 10 minutes.
    • Lower down temperature to 400 °F and continue baking about 40 minutes until top is browned and fish flakes easily when tested with fork.