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Fish Baked in a Salt Crust

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Active Time:  10 Minutes
Total Time:  30 Minutes
  Makes 3 servings
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
6-7 cups kosher or coarse seal salt
One (2-pound) sea bass or red snapper, gutted, gills removed, but scales intact
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon, quartered
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DIRECTIONS
Heat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Pour a 1/2 inch deep bed of salt into a roasting pan or casserole. Lay the fish on top and bury the fish in the remaining salt. Cook in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer, poked into the thickest part of the fish, reaches 130-135 degrees F.


Remove the fish from the oven, crack the outer shell of salt, and remove the excess salt. Peel back the skin and gently lift off the top fillet to a serving dish. Carefully pull off the bones, head, and tail. Transfer the second fillet to the serving dish and serve with a light sprinkling of olive oil and lemon juice.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 3 servings
Calories: 424
Fat. Total: 20g
Protein: 56g
Carbohydrates, Total: 2g
Sodium: 7734mg
% Cal. from Fat: 42%
Cholesterol: 124mg
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