Free Fish!

My sister's hubby is a great guy. He eats everything I make and happily takes home leftovers for his lunch the next day. He is one of my best customers. I always get a thank you email the next day, raving about what he ate!

He loves to fish, and I think he would quit his corporate job to do so everyday.
This a.m. I got the call, "Hey Sta, do you want some fresh caught Fluke & Sea Bass? I caught it 12 hours ago".
Well, you don't have to twist my arm! It was filleted for me and even labeled, so I could distinguish between the fluke and bass. Now that's service!

New Jersey Fluke is also known as Summer Flounder, it is a white, thin, mild tasting fish, almost like Sole. The same goes for Sea Bass, different from Striped Bass, which is caught earlier in the season.
I prepared 2 pans of the fishies, both done the same way. They came out excellent. You can do this with any white fish.

Baked Summer Fish:

4 white fish filets
handful of red & yellow cherry tomatoes, quartered
handful of fresh basil, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup white wine
half a lemon
a drizzle of olive oil
kosher salt and pepper

Lay the fish filets in a glass or ceramic baking dish.
Sprinkle a little kosher salt & black pepper on the filets.
Drizzle w/ olive oil.
Sprinkle the fish with the chopped tomatoes, basil and garlic. Squeeze a half of a lemon over the filets. Pour the white wine around the fish and bake uncovered for 12minutes at 375 degrees.
Serve in bowls w/ the lovely sauce over the fish. Delish Fish!

Thanks John for the nice treat, can't wait till tuna season!


Anonymous said…
I'm going to try this recipe - so simple and your dish looks gorgeous. There's nothing better than fresh caught fish!
Patsyk said…
You are so lucky to have someone who goes out fishing and then shares his bounty with you! yum!

The recipe looks easy enough for a weeknight!
Anonymous said…
my dad caught this fish. i hope he catches some more.
Kat S.