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Fish with Pine Nut Sauce

Origin: Lebanon


* 3-5 lbs Whole fish (perch, halibut, cod)
* Olive oil
* Salt


* 1, 1/2 cup Pine nuts
* 2-3 Large cloves garlic
* 1 cup Lemon juice
* 1 & 1/2 tsp of parsley to taste
* Salt to taste


Clean and scale fish. Salt cavity and let stand 1/2 hour. Thoroughly rub the outside of the fish with oil. Wrap in heavy paper which has been oiled. Put in baking pan and bake 1/2 hour at 425° or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Meanwhile prepare the sauce. Grind together the pine nuts, garlic and salt until the nuts are of a double-like consistency, gradually add lemon juice stirring constantly until it is the consistency of yogurt.

Remove the paper from the baked fish and place the fish on a serving platter. Pour the sauce over the fish. Garnish with parsley around the edge of the fish.

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