I had a busy August and haven’t posted in while, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been cooking. I have to admit that I’ve been looking for quick things to cook and on one of my rounds to the grocery store I found this Northern Manitoba Whitefish… looked intriguing. I’ve long since loved pickerel and well… any kind of fish but I’d never come across this fish before… so I just had to try it.
I didn’t really have the time to find a creative way to make this so I pretty much stuck to ‘simple’ also I’m trying to stick to healthy foods so baking it was my method of choice.
I have to say that the fish was moist and so good. The preparation made for an easy, healthy meal. You can certainly use any kind of whitefish… or any fish for that matter. No need to spend a whole lot of time preparing… just season, stuff, layer and bake… easy… easy… and so good. I also think that by keeping it simple you really get to taste the fish, and this fish is very good.
- 1 whole cleaned fish
- 1 sliced lemon
- 1 sliced onion (I used a purple one, hence the coloring)
- Salt and Pepper
Grease a baking pan or cover and then grease. Rinse the fish and salt and pepper inside and out. Layer the onion and lemon slices inside the fish and cover with several slices of each.
Bake in preheated oven at 450 degrees and bake until done. I baked mine for about 35 minutes. How long you bake it will really depend on how hot your oven is and how big your fish is but you can tell it’s done when it flakes with a fork and is opaque inside. Also, once it starts to look nice and golden around the edges it’s pretty much done.