For Meatless Friday, try Karen Ullo's versatile recipe: easy enough for a family meal and fancy enough for a dinner party.
You can make this recipe with just about any type of white fillet fish—tilapia, redfish, drum, trout, or whatever you have on hand. It’s easy enough for a family meal and fancy enough for a dinner party.
Pear and Date Fish Bake
1 lb. fish fillets, any kind
½ cup white wine
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
½ tsp. dried basil
Salt to taste
1 or 2 Bartlett pears, peeled and chopped
½ cup dried dates, chopped (not sugared)
½ cup goat cheese crumbles
Preheat oven to 400.
Spray a baking pan with cooking spray and lay the fish in a single layer.
Combine wine and lemon juice, then pour over the fish.
Sprinkle fillets with salt, basil, and lemon zest. Add dates, pears, and goat cheese on top.
Bake at 400 for approximately 15-20 minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
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About the Author
Karen Ullo is the author of two award-winning novels, Jennifer the Damned and Cinder Allia. She is one of the founding editors of Chrism Press, which is dedicated to publishing Catholic and Orthodox fiction, and the former managing editor of the Catholic literary journal Dappled Things. She’s also a wife and mother of two. Find out more at KarenUllo.com.