*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                  Baked Red Snapper with Ricotta Stuffing
 
 Recipe By     : Gilda Latzky
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dishes                      Seafood
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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           3-4 lb.       red snapper, striped bass or similar fish
                         salt
    2      tablespoons   olive oil
                         ------------STUFFING----------------------
      1/2  cup           celery -- chopped
      1/8  cup           olive oil
      3/4  cup           ricotta cheese
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    2      tablespoons   lemon rind -- grated
      1/2  cup           onion -- chopped
    1      cup           dry bread crumbs
      1/4  cup           lemon -- diced and peeled
    1      teaspoon      paprika
 
 Clean, wash and dry fish.  Sprinkle inside and out with salt.
 
 Prepare stuffing:
 Saute celery and onion in 1/4 cup olive oil until soft.  Remove from heat 
 and combine with rest of stuffing ingredients, blending well.  Stuff fish 
 loosely.  Close opening with small skewers or toothpicks.  Place in 
 well-greased baking pan.  Brush with 2 tbsp. olive oil and bake in 
 pre-heated 350 degree oven for 40-60 minutes or until fish flakes easily 
 with a fork.  Baste occassionally with drippings while fish is baking.
 
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