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Baked Stuffed Hybrid Striped Bass


½ cup chopped Florida onion 1/8 teaspoon pepper
¼ cup chopped Florida celery   a pinch of dried tarragon
½ cup chopped Florida mushrooms 2 pounds Florida hybrid striped bass fillets
3 Tablespoons butter or margarine   Florida lemon or lime juice
2 cups soft bread crumbs 3-4 peeled Florida tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sauté in a large sauce pan the onion, celery, and mushrooms in butter or margarine for 5 minutes. Stir into the sauteed vegetables the bread crumbs, salt, pepper and tarragon. Grease a large shallow baking dish. Arrange the hybrid striped bass fillets in the baking dish and sprinkle with lemon or lime juice. Spread stuffing over the fish fillets. Cover with the tomato slices. Bake uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings
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