2 each 2lb or 1 4lb snapper
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 each lemon cut into 6 or 8 wedges
2 each small black olives
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 each garlic cloves crushed
3 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoon chopped parsley
3 each medium potatoes
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup water
3 oz olive oil
Remove fins and gut, scale, and clean Snapper (or don't remove fins). Peel potatoes and cut into 1/4 inch thick round slices.
Use a baking dish large enough to hold fish(es), and cover the bottom of the dish with the potatoe slices.
Wash and dry the fish(es) on kitchen towels. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon salt over fish and make 3 or 4 parallel, crosswise cuts across each fish, about 1/2 inch deep. Insert a lemon wedge in each cut, skin side up. Insert an olive in the upward facing eye socket of each fish (optional). Mix together the breadcrumbs, garlic, paprika, and parsley. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of salt and the pepper over the potatoes. Pour the water over the potatoes. Place the fish on top of the potatoes, then brush them all over with the oil. Sprinkle over the breadcrumb mixture.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the baking dish into the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until the fish flesh flakes easily. Remove from oven and serve at once.
Outstanding whole fish recipe. The potatoes are boiled in the fish broth, and the bottom of the fish is poached/boiled, and the top is baked.
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