Azeri Baked Fish Stuffed w/ Walnuts – Baliq Levengi

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Azeri Baked Fish Stuffed w/ Walnuts – Baliq Levengi
Categories: Azeri, Ethnic, Seafood, Nut, Main dish
Yield: 6 servings

1 ea 3-5 lb white fish scaled & cleaned head on*

STUFFING:
1 ea Onion minced
1 1/2 c  Walnuts ground
1/3 c  Fresh pomegranate seeds
6 ea Sour prunes dried & pitted
1 ts Salt
1/4 ts Ground black pepper
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Ground pepper
3 tb Lemon juice fresh only

*NOTE: You can substitute white fish with sea bass, red snapper, or red mullet.

If your fish has roe do not discard it when cleaning fish.
Add it raw to your walnut mixture.
Reduce amount of walnuts accordingly.
Stuffing with fish roe makes it even more delicious.
Rinse your fish under cold water then pat dry with paper towel.
Rub inside & out with salt & pepper.

STUFFING:
Place onion on a fine sieve then press to remove juices.
Combine onion, walnuts, dried sour plums, pomegranate seeds, salt & pepper.
Mix well then adjust seasoning to taste.

ORIGIN: Dr. Mila Murkorzian, Baku-Azerbaijan, circa 2000

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