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Red Snapper in Creamy Bechamel Sauce

 
Red Snapper in Creamy Bechamel Sauce
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Tender Red Snapper filets baked in wine with a bubbling creamy sauce topped with cheese and breadcrumbs oregano.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

40

min

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

1 ½ pounds red snapper fillets
½ teaspoon oregano
dried
*
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup cheddar cheese
shredded
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
*
½ cup water
1 wedges lemon
*
½ cup white wine
dry
*
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons scallions, spring or green onions
minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
¾ cup milk
Bread crumbs oregano
1 slice bread
firm
½ teaspoon oregano
ground
*
1 tablespoon butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 400℉ (200℃).

The fillets should be between ½ inch and ¾ inch thick.

Sprinkle the fillets with salt and pepper and place in a baking dish (3 quart).

Pour the water and wine around the fillets.

Bake uncovered for 10 minutes.

Remove the fish to a well buttered baking dish large enough to hold the fish in a single layer.

Reserve about ¼ cup of the pan juices.

Melt butter in a skillet and quickly sauté the onion.

Stir in the flour and cook over medium heat until golden - stir frequently.

Whisk in the milk, oregano and the reserved pan juices.

Cook until the sauce is thick.

Season to taste with salt.

Prepare the Bread Crumbs Oregano: Crumble the bread and sauté in the butter until crisp.

Toss with the oregano.

Pour the sauce over the fish and sprinkle with cheese and cayenne.

Sprinkle the Bread Crumbs Oregano on top of the sauce.

Bake until the sauce is bubbling (10 to 15 minutes).

Serve hot.

Garnish with lemon wedges.

Serve with rice pilaf, french bread and a dry white wine.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+4

about 7 years

This was outstanding. The bechamel sauce was nicely balanced with the use of the oregano and white wine, rich but not overly so. Poaching the fish partially in wine resulted in a perfectly flaky tender flesh. The bit of crunch from the bread crumbs oregano resulted in a pleasing texture which contrasted nicely with the creamy sauce and tender flesh of the fish.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 283g (10.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 40839% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 27%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 579mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 99g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 19% Iron 6%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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