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Broccoli Fish Bundles

 Broccoli Fish Bundles
Meet the Cook: These bundles take a little time to assemble, but they're worth it! They're always popular at a shower or buffet...and they're great for an everyday dinner, too. This flavorful dish goes nicely with rice pilaf or a saucy pasta. -Frances Quinn, Farmingdale, New York
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 18 fresh broccoli spears (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 6 Monterey Jack cheese cubes
  • 6 sole or flounder fillets (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning, optional
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a saucepan, place broccoli in a small amount of water. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until
  • crisp-tender. Rinse in cold water; drain.
  • For each bundle, place a cheese cube on three spears. Wrap with a
  • fish fillet and fasten with a toothpick if necessary. Place on a
  • greased foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with lemon-pepper if
  • desired. Bake at 350° for 15-25 minutes or until fish flakes
  • easily with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, combine butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Transfer fish bundles to a serving platter; remove toothpicks.
  • Drizzle with butter mixture. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 354 calories,

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Broccoli Fish Bundles (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 21 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 510 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 36 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.