Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Blackened Striped Bass with Corn Spoon Bread and Greens

  • Unsalted butter, for the pan
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen corn
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 6-ounce pieces striped bass
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning or blackened spice mix
  • 4 cups mixed greens

Heat oven to 350° F.

Butter an 8-inch square baking dish.

Heat the cream in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the cornmeal and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the corn, scallions, 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Remove from heat, stir in the eggs, and spread evenly in the prepared baking dish. Bake until set and golden brown around the edges, about 40 minutes.

When the bread has 15 minutes left to bake, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle the bass with the Cajun seasoning and cook until opaque and beginning to flake, about 4 minutes per side.

Divide the greens among individual plates and drizzle with the remaining oil. Serve with the bass and spoon bread.

Yield: Makes 4 servings

CALORIES 740(61% from fat); FAT 54g (sat 29g); SUGAR 19g; PROTEIN 42g; CHOLESTEROL 363mg; SODIUM 767mg; FIBER 5g; CARBOHYDRATE 27g

from Real Simple

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

made with catfish instead of bass; substituted some chicken broth and milk for much of the heavy cream; mixed about 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese in with the spoonbread