Catch-Of-The-Day Fish Recipe
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Catch-Of-The-Day Fish Recipe

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Anglers will be hooked on this clever catch of the day. Simply dress up fillets with cheesy "scales" (scalloped potatoes from a package). Lemon slices and lime wedges do double duty, adding fun finishing touches and refreshing flavor when squeezed over the fish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (5 ounces) cheesy scalloped potatoes with skins
  • 4 cod fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 16 lime wedges
  • 2 lemon slices, halved
  • 4 ripe olive slices
  • 8 pimiento strips

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 238 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 675mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. Prepare scalloped potatoes, following the package directions for stovetop method. Place fish in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  2. Arrange potatoes on fish to look like scales. Cover and bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  3. Carefully transfer to serving plates. Garnish with lime for tails and fins, lemon for heads, olives for eyes, and pimientos for eyes and mouth. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Catch-Of-The-Day Fish in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p38

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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