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Whole Salmon With Lemon-Rice Stuffing

Serves: 16 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 teaspoons 10mlOlive oil
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozFinely chopped onion
1 cup 237mlSliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup 160g / 5.6ozLong-grain rice - uncooked
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt - divided
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlPepper
3 cups 711mlHot water
1 tablespoon 15mlGrated lemon rind
2 teaspoons 10mlFinely chopped fresh oregano
3 tablespoons 45mlFresh lemon juice
1   Dressed salmon - (4-3/4-pound)
  Lemon slices - (optional)
  Fresh oregano sprigs - (optional)

Recipe Instructions

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add onion and mushrooms; saute 3 minutes or until tender. Add rice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper; saute 1 minute. Add 3 cups hot water, lemon rind, and oregano; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; add lemon juice, and fluff with a fork. Set aside.

Place fish on a 25 x 18-inch sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil; sprinkle inside of fish with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stuff rice mixture into fish cavity; spoon remaining rice mixture onto foil. Wrap foil around rice mixture; pleat and crimp edges of foil to form a tray.

Place rack on grill prepared for indirect heat (see note at end of recipe).

Place foil-wrapped fish on unheated side of grill. Cover with grill lid, and cook 1 hour or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. (Do not turn fish). Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 3 ounces fish and 1/4 cup rice).

Cooking Light, June 1994, page 85


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