A Boke of Gode Cookery Presents

Baked Fish in Dilled Cheese

PERIOD: Modern | SOURCE: Contemporary Recipe | CLASS: Not Authentic

DESCRIPTION: Fish fillets baked in a dill cheese sauce

  • 1 1/2 lbs. fish fillets, about 3/4 inch thick
  • 3 Tbs. butter or margarine
  • 3 Tbs. all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. dried dill weed
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups light cream
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
Cut fish fillets into serving pieces. Arrange in a single layer in a greased 2 qt. baking pan. In 2 qt. saucepan melt butter. Stir in flour and cook until bubbly. Add salt, dry mustard, dill, and cayenne. remove from heat and gradually stir in cream. Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Mix in 1 cup of the cheese, stirring until melted. Pour cheese sauce evenly over fish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 400º F for about 20 minutes, or until top browns and fish flakes evenly when tested with a fork in thickest part.

Varieties of fish suitable for this dish include halibut, cod, red snapper, sea bass, and ocean perch.

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