Whole Baked Geelbek

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Whole Baked Geelbek 

Although geelbek is similar to a salmon in shape, the flesh is white and has a more delicate flavour. This recipe for whole baked geelbek is delicious and enough for a dinner party of eight.

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Servings: 8
  • 1 whole geelbek, entrails removed

  • 15 ml salt

  • 250 ml fresh breadcrumbs

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 5 ml minced onion

  • 10 ml finely chopped parsley

  • 5 ml chopped basil

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 30 g dry breadcrumbs

  • 30 ml butter

  1. Sprinkle fish with 10 ml salt.

  2. Combine fresh breadcrumbs, egg, onion, parsley, basil, pepper and remaining salt in a bowl. Use to stuff cavity, close fish and secure with string.

  3. Place stuffed fish in an ovenproof dish, sprinkle with dry breadcrumbs and dot with butter.

  4. Bake at 180°C for 40 minutes to 1 hour, depending on size of fish.

  5. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Category: Entrée

Cuisine: South African

Sub-Category: Fish and Seafood

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