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  • 3 pounds - snapper, cleaned, scaled, OR snapper fillets
  • 16 ounces - fresh spinach
  • 4 cups - flour
  • 2 cups - canola oil
  • 2 cups - finely chopped yellow onions
  • 2 tablespoons - kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons - ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons - garlic powder
  • Stuffing
  • 2 cups - cooked long-grain brown rice, rinsed, drained
  • 2 teaspoons - grated fresh ginger
  • 2 - scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons - light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoons - sesame oil
  • 1 - orange, sectioned, roughly chopped
  • - orange slices and shredded scallion, to garnish
  • Directions:

    Rinse the fish inside and out or, in case of fillet, wash and then pat dry with paper towels.

    Sauté the spinach for 40 seconds; add 1/3 of chopped onions and season with salt and pepper to taste.

    To make stuffing, mix together the cooked rice, chopped onions, grated ginger, scallions, soy sauce, sesame oil and orange in a bowl.

    If baking: Spoon the stuffing into the body cavity of the fish if using whole fish or lay fillet flat and spoon stuffing, pressing it well onto fish and then roll fish; place in greased baking dish.

    If pan-frying: Take flour and add garlic powder and a teaspoon of salt to dry mixture. Take another teaspoon of salt and sprinkle over the fillets of fish, making sure to get both sides. Let rest for about 5 minutes, while getting the skillet ready to pan-fry. With a pre-heated skillet at about medium temperature, take fish and dredge in the flour mixture; set aside, then add about 1/3 cup of canola oil to skillet and let it get hot for about 5 minutes. Add fish meaty side down first and brown on both sides, cooking about 5-8 minutes on each side until all fish is cooked.

    Arrange the spinach and rice on a plate or warmed serving dish; then transfer fish to plate and garnish with orange slices and serve.

    Brief Description

    Snapper prepared (baked or pan-fried) with spinach and seasoned rice.

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    Category:  Fish or seafood

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 25 min
    Cook Time: 45 min

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    Posted On:

    July 25, 2014

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