Sunday, July 21, 2013

Barnegat Sauce

1 cup thickened canned stewed tomatoes
1 heaping tbs mayonnaise
1 tsp. capers
1 tsp. minced parsley
1/4 tsp. oregano and/or basil

Thicken tomatoes by melting 1 1/2 tablespoons butter and blending in 1 1/2 tablespoon flour.  Add tomatoes and heat until slightly thickened.   Remove from heat and add all other ingredients except breadcrumbs.

Bake cod in a greased baking dish in an oven set at 400 F for 15 minutes  Remove from oven and spread Barnegat Sauce over it.  Cover with breadcrumbs, dot with butter.  Put back in oven and bake for 20 minutes later or until fish breaks easily with a fork.

-from Jersey Shore Food History by Karen L. Schnitzspahn

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