Baked Tailor Fish

    1 hour 30 minutes

    Tailor fish can have a strong oily taste but this method of cooking seems to reduce this creating a tasty fish dinner. Serve with vegetables or salad.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 650g Tailor fish fillet(s)
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
    • 250g herb seasoned breadcrumbs
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) boiling water
    • 125g butter, melted
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
    • 4 sprigs fresh dill

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour10min  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 260 degrees C.
    2. Trim all of the dark meat from the fillets. Rinse in cold water, dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine breadcrumbs with boiling water and 125g melted butter.
    3. Cover a baking tray with a lightly greased double thickness of aluminium foil. Spread stuffing mixture on top of foil. Place fillets on top of stuffing. Brush fillets with 2 tablespoons melted butter and sprinkle with onions. Top with dill springs and crimp together edges of tin aluminium foil to seal.
    4. Bake on centre self of preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 200 degrees C and bake for an additional 60 minutes.

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    I had been told that Bluefish would be very "fishy" but this recipe was enjoyed by my entire family (including my 12 year old twins). It was quick and easy, which is the best thing for a single full-time working mom like myself.  -  07 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My husband loves to catch Bluefish but hates to eat it. "Too Fishy" he says. But I tried it this way and he Loved it! So did my two young children. Great Job.  -  19 Jul 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this recipe for my parents and grandparents. It was fantastic. We all thought that 70 minutes to cook was too much, so we cooked it for 10 minutes at 500 degrees with the foil covering it and about 20 minutes at 400 without the foil. I didn't use onion. Instead, I sprinkled the filets with garlic. I also used 12 oz. of stuffing instead of 8. It is an excellent recipe that goes great with bluefish.  -  13 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)