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Striped Bass with Creamy Shrimp Sauce and Fresh Pineapple

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A truly delicious fish dish.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound striped bass fillet (or halibut)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil for baking dish
  • 3/4 to 1 pound cooked shrimp, chopped
  • 1 container of tofutti
  • 1/4 cup Kraft Mayo
  • Zest of 1/2 fresh lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 3/4 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped well
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup fresh scallions, well chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, juiced (squeezed)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric, pre-mixed with black pepper
  • 2 Pinches chili flakes
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch black pepper

 

 

Most of the ingredients are here ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Most of the ingredients are here ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 375

Brush the olive oil in your baking dish and put the cleaned fish into the dish. Set aside

Into a large bowl, put the chopped shrimp.

Save enough of the pineapple for a garnish, later.

Add all of the other ingredients to the shrimp, including most of the chopped pineapple, but not the striped bass, and stir to combine everything well

Pour the shrimp sauce over the striped bass

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes

Remove from oven and sprinkle some extra cilantro, and the reserved pineapple, on top of the fish before serving. Serve immediately

 

 

Stirring the ingredients together with the pieces of shrimp ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Stirring the ingredients together with the pieces of shrimp ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.

 

Save some of the fresh pineapple pieces and cilantro, for a garnish ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Save some of the fresh pineapple pieces and cilantro, for a garnish ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.

 

Oil a baking dish and put the fresh fish in ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Oil a baking dish and put the fresh fish in ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.

 

Creamy moist fish and seafood with the slight sweetness of the fresh pineapple ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Creamy moist fish and seafood with the slight sweetness of the fresh pineapple ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.

 

With warm weather, comes sweet delicious fresh fruit. This was dessert with a little of your favorite liqueur added. We added Grand Marnier ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
With warm weather, comes sweet delicious fresh fruit. This was dessert with a little of your favorite liqueur added. We added Grand Marnier ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.

 

We know we like Hall Vineyards red wines, but wanted to see what their Sauvignon Blanc was like. With 5 being the highest, we give this a 4. Not bad at all, but not in our favorite top tier. Certainly, very good with this week's fish recipe ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
We know we like Hall Vineyards red wines, but wanted to see what their Sauvignon Blanc was like. With 5 being the highest, we give this a 4. Not bad at all, but not in our favorite top tier. Certainly, very good with this week’s fish recipe ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.

 

So on Friday, we started our meal with the salad recipe from last week’s recipe for Avocado/Cucumber Salad with Black Sesame Seeds and Orange mini tomatoes and chilled Sauvignon Blanc. Then one of the most delicious fish recipes I have ever put together. The sauce kept the fish moist while baking, giving us the most velvety, melt-in-your-mouth fish, with the added creamy shrimp and pineapple sauce and some tiny macaroni to go with it. Dessert was fresh cut-up, very sweet strawberries with add-your-own, Grand Marnier, and globs of cool whip, if desired. This was a wonderfully satisfying meal.

 

On Saturday, we saw the recently opened revival of, “The Heidi Chronicles”. The content of this play is dated, however, the acting is superb, and the sets are better than when this play first opened in the late 80s. In spite of the fact that the subject matter (women’s lib) was somewhat dated, I did enjoy this play as a historical timeline of the women’s movement in New York. The setting is basically the upper east side of Manhattan in the 1980s, which doesn’t escape you, with all the neighborhood name dropping. I wouldn’t say rush to get tickets, but if you’re a woman from NYC, you might enjoy this play and if you like the acting of Elisabeth Moss, of Mad Men fame (which I do), you would feel very comfortable spending these 2.5 hours, at the Music Box theater. (BTW, the ladies’ room has been greatly expanded, so no long lines here). This was an enjoyable time for us.

This week, Manhattan was in full bloom. The mall down Park Avenue is a cloud of white pear trees and pink crabapple trees, and dark orange tulips in beds below. Late April early May, always takes my breath away! Hope your weekend was beautiful!

 

 

From Our Table to Yours!

Bon Appetit!

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