This works equally well with blue fish or any large baking-sized fish.
Baked Rock Fish
1 4-8 pound striped rock fish (stripped sea bass, in season, of course)
4-6 strips of bacon
3/4 cup melted butter
2 cups dried bread crumbs or stuffing cubes
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 small onion, grated
1 tsp. Sage
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper
1/2 cup white cooking wine (optional)
Wash and dry fish and place in a shallow baking pan lined with aluminum foil. Mix1/2 cup butter with remaining ingredients, to form stuffing. Fill fish cavity and lace shut. Place bacon stips across the side of the fish and baste with remaining butter. Bake at 350-F or 200-C degrees for 40 to 60 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Give it plenty of time to cook through, but not long enough to dry out.