Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bleu Cheese and Tomato Stuffed Fish

there is just one more friday left in lent and i have saved one of the best fish recipes for you. i am posting to now so you have time to get the ingredients for good friday. it's a no fuss, easy, weeknight dinner recipe. if you like fish and bleu cheese, you will love this recipe.

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i know fish and cheese don't often go together, but this recipe just works. (for the record, so does this parmesan and horseradish crusted fish recipe.) the richness of the bleu cheese pairs so well with the sun-dried tomato pesto. you can use either store bought sun-dried tomato pesto or you can use this recipe - i used the first 5 ingredients and 1/4 cup parmesan and it was delicious!

this dish came together quickly and only took 20 minutes in the oven - just enough time to saute up some garlic green beans. i used fluke, but flounder would be great as would any other thin, mild white fish.

Bleu Cheese and Tomato Stuffed Fish
serves 2

2 fluke, flounder or other thin fish filets
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 medium shallot, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbs sun-dried tomato pesto
1 tbs panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup crumbled bleu cheese (i used buttermilk bleu)
salt and pepper
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup white wine

preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. add shallot and garlic and saute 2-3 minutes, until tender. remove from heat and stir in pesto, panko, and bleu cheese. spoon half mixture onto each fish filet and wrap fish around stuffing, securing with a toothpick.

place each filet on a foil-lined and greased baking sheet and squeeze lemon juice over each piece and season with salt and pepper. pour wine into bottom of dish and bake 15-20 minutes until fish is cooked through. serve immediately.

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