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Italian Stuffed Fish Parmesan with Zucchini Salsa


2 pounds white fish (haddock, cod, sea bass, flounder, all work well)
1/2 cup Italian flavored panko bread crumbs
grating cheese
2 cloves of fresh minced garlic
 garlic powder, parsley, salt, pepper
 cayenne pepper optional
extra virgin olive oil
1 sweet red or green pepper chopped in small pieces
1 small zucchini chopped into small chunks (you can use plum, grape tomatoes, or beefsteak)
1 large tomato diced into small chunks
white chablis wine
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup marinara sauce homemade or store bought
 Preheat oven to 400

In a large size baking pan at least 1 inch deep, lay filets in pan that was lightly sprayed with cooking oil.
Sprinkle each filet generously with panko bread crumbs. On each filet sprinkle with a little of each herb and spice to taste evenly over the top of the bread crumbs. Top generously with grating cheese such as Romano or Parmesan. Drizzle olive oil over each filet around a tablespoon each. Pour around 1/4 cup of chablis around the bottom and bake until fish flakes easily, around 1/2 hour on 400 degree oven.
In the mean time in a small sauce pan, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 cup white wine, chopped peppers, zucchini and tomatoes. Simmer for around 10 minutes untill zucchini is softened. Remove from stove, toss with 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese.

To serve, place fish on plate, add salsa mixture on top, add some heated marinara sauce over the fish.
Top with mozzarella cheese and more grating cheese. Side dish suggestions: your favorite pasta, potatoes or rice.

29 comments:

  1. Just looking at it ,could lick the screen.Lucky it's friday fish for me today;)

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  2. This recipe is perfect for me. It's a tasty combination of fish and vegetables, I love it. Bye, have a great we

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  3. I love fish cooked this way, and this one looks delicious :)

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  4. This looks like a really good summer fish dish - the combination of flavours sounds amazing!

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  5. This looks like the type of dish I would make. Great photo, makes me want a bite.

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  6. Great photo, it makes me want to take a bite. This us the kind of recipe that I would make.

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  7. Seems like a lovely preparation but for one thing: Italian flavored bread crumbs are an absolute no no in my house. Use separate spices to achieve a similar but far better result.

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  8. This would be another zucchini love of mine. Goes so well with the crunchy and delicous fish. Absolutely loving it...beautiful presentation, as well:D

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  9. That is delicious looking, Claudia! You do such a great job with fish! I've learned a lot from you!

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  10. Dear Claudia, This looks delicious. I love fish. It is so wonderful to be in Florida surrounded by the fresh fish. Have a blessed weekend. Your friend, Catherine xo

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  11. Fish recipes make me giddy and this is no exception. Sounds and looks do delicious. Need to make this for dinner sometime soon. Yummy!

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  12. Love that you have a salsa over this beautiful stuffed fish.

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  13. That first photo is soooo tempting! I LOVE IT!

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  14. I had to come and check out this zucchini salsa...great combo with the fish!

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  15. Gorgeous and healthy! Looks marvelous, Claudia!

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  16. Looks very chefy and professional :).

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  17. Very beautiful dish Claudia! Love the colors and the fact that you paired the veggies with fish!

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  18. Yum! That sounds delicious, great recipe.

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  19. What a great hot summer night meal! I love the zucchini salsa. And your pictures rock!

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  20. Wow! Looks wonderful! Must try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. With so many zucchini available these days in the farmers' market, your recipe comes highly recommended. I'll be temped to replace the cooking oil with some garlic butter ...

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  22. Caludia-you have some of the best fish recipes. Now I just need to pick out one to make!
    I finally went to a specialty market to get some fish. They had so many different kinds, I would have liked to have bought several pounds. Fish is something that is better not frozen, so I just opted for cod.
    Have a great weekend!

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  23. Great post Claudia - I see several I'd like to go make right now and several I'll definately use.

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  24. Wonderful recipe. I have some fish I need to do up. You have inspired me to give it a whirl. Fish intimidates me a bit.

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  25. Healthy, delicious, beautiful . . . I know what I'm making when I get home from vacation! THIS!!!

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  26. Hi Claudia! I just love this fish entree . . . so much that it is one of the FEATURED blog posts today on Fresh Food Friday. So if you like, please stop by and check it out, grab the button, and share 2 or 3 recipes this week. Thanks again! Big hugs and love, Roz

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