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Baked Bass With Bacon

Yield 6 servings


  • 6 (1/2-pound) dressed freshwater bass
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 3 tomatoes, peeled and each cut into 6 wedges

How to Make It

  1. Rinse fish in cold water, and pat dry.

  2. Combine cornmeal, salt, and paprika in a medium mixing bowl; dredge fish in cornmeal mixture. Place fish in a greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan. Place bacon on top of fish.

  3. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20 minutes. Remove from oven; place tomatoes around fish. Broil 5 inches from heating element 4 minutes or until tomatoes are tender. Serve immediately.

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