Seafood Feast - Hybrid Striped Bass stuffed with crabmeat, scallops, and shrimp

To begin, acquire the appropriate number of pieces of butterfly filleted hybrid striped bass to meet the needs of your meal (one per person). To prepare a seafood feast with these fish as the base, you should have the following:

1 lb large shrimp, pealed, except leave tail on
1 lb crabmeat (shelled)
3/4 lb sea scallops (optional)
1/4 lb melted butter
one fresh lemon, cut on top

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray baking dish(es) with cooking oil. Open one fillet at a time in the dish, with skin side down, and other half of fillet over edge of dish. Brush both halves of fillets with melted butter, and sprinkle with a little bit of lemon juice (Other spices can be added to taste, but are not necessary). Place a small pile of crabmeat in tummy cavity of bottom fillet. Arrange shrimp along top of fillet, so that fat portion of shrimp is on the loin of the fillet, while the tail extends out the top, pointing to the rear, simulating a dorsal fin. (shrimp my be alternated with scallops along the back, as an option). Carefully cover the stuffing with the other attached fillet half, secure with a toothpick if necessary, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with lemon juice. Repeat these steps with the remaining fillets.

Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes. Each fish will yield a generous single serving of a delicious seafood platter. Skin peals off easily after cooking.

Bon Appetite!