Strippers are running just off shore. And they seem to be plentiful when the boats pull into Babylon, the local fishmonger is running a sale on whole fish. So, one great way to cook these up for a bunch of friends is to keep that bass whole, stuff it, bake it, and bring it to the table.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 two pound whole striped bass
- 2 cups of cubed bread for stuffing
- ½ cup of diced tomatoes
- ½ of a small red onion diced
- ¼ tsp tarragon
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
- Sea salt
Combine the bread crumbs, tomatoes, onions, tarragon, salt and pepper to taste. Use this simple stuffing mix to stuff your cleaned and dressed striped bass. Use toothpicks or those fancy bamboo skewers to close the fish and place it on a baking rack. Brush butter on top of the fish and bake in the oven at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily.