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Chesapeake Bay Stuffed Rockfish

Let’s begin by gathering our ingredients for Chesapeake Bay Stuffed Rockfish:

4 rockfish fillets
2 slices day-old white bread, cubed
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Tabasco
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 pound fresh lump crabmeat

Mix the bread cubes, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seafood seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard, 1/8 teaspoon pepper,2 teaspoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon Tabasco, 2 tablespoons butter, and 1/2 cup mayonnaise together in a mixing bowl. Gently stir in the crabmeat until well blended.

Place the fish fillets on a clean surface, and spoon 1/4 of the crab mixture onto one side. Starting on the side with the crab mixture, roll up the fillet around the crab filling.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking dish. Place the rolled fish into the prepared dish open side down. Bake in preheated oven until light brown and bubbly, and fish flakes with a fork, about 15 minutes.

Plate to serve and enjoy!

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  • wendy says:

    It says mayo but the picture is salad dressing…Which one do you prefer?

  • Don says:

    I was very good! I substituted a can of baby shrimp for the lump crab meat and used 1 teaspoon of Sambal Oelek red chili sauce instead of a tablespoon of Tabasco. Added a little Old Bay to the top of the fish and baked about 20 minutes at 400. My wife liked it, so that is a big plus! Definitely will be using the recipe again and will actually use the lump crab! Thanks! Don

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