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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

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 238 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 675 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g 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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