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Roasted Stuffed Red Fish

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Well here is a fancy holiday redfish recipe.

There are many ways to prepare a good redfish meal, but this one is pretty fancy. Check out how famous Chef Emeril Lagasse cooks up a whole redfish suited for a feast!

AUTHOR:
Emeril Lagasse

YIELDS:
3 TO 4 SERVINGS

SKILL LEVEL:
EASYISH

TOTAL TIME:
25 MINUTES

Ingredients:

  • Approximately 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for brushing fish
  • 2/3 cup each chopped onion, celery and green bell pepper (2 cups mirepoix, in all)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup chopped chorizo sausage (about 1 link), rendered and drained
  • 1 cup chopped leeks, white parts only
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked shrimp or crawfish
  • Creole spice
  • Pinch fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 4 to 5 pound red fish, cleaned, scaled and gutted
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Blanched white asparagus, for serving

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small skillet, add half of chopped vegetable mirepoix and saute 2 to 3 minutes until softened; season to taste with salt and pepper. Add chorizo and leeks and cook 2 minutes. Add shrimp, toss to mix and season with Creole spice and thyme. Add bread crumbs and cook a few moments more, just until mixture is heated through. Transfer to a bowl to cool. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Open a pocket in top of fish by cutting down one side of the backbone. Pocket should be about 6 inches wide. Season pocket and stomach cavity generously with salt, pepper and Creole spice; transfer fish to a baking sheet. Stuff half of stuffing into pocket and remainder into cavity. Brush entire fish with olive oil.

Make a salsa: combine tomatoes with remaining cup of chopped vegetable mirepoix and about 1 1/2 tablespoons oil; season with Creole spice. Spoon salsa over entire fish. Roast 20 minutes, until just cooked through. To serve, transfer fish to a large platter and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil. Remove fish from bone at table.

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