Friday, June 09, 2006
Five Ingredients Friday (Filo-Wrapped Fish)

It's time to exchange recipes for Five Ingredients Friday! This is really helping me with meal planning for my family, so please participate!

Remember, post a recipe that involves only 5 ingredients or less. It can be a main dish, an appetizer, a side dish, a dessert, a beverage...I really don't care...but it must only have 5 ingredients or less.

Here's my recipe for Friday. I've made this twice now, just last night in fact, and Oronzo and Snuggle Bug seem to like it!

Filo-Wrapped Fish

Select a chunky variety of tomato sauce or spaghetti sauce for this simple but delicious recipe. The choice of fish can be varied according to what is in season and what is freshest on the day of purchase. When working with filo pastry, keep it covered with clear film (plastic wrap) or a damp dishtowel, as once it's exposed to air it dries out quickly and is difficult to handle.


  1. 4 1/2 oz filo pastry (6-8 large sheets)
  2. 2 Tbsp olive oil, for brushing
  3. 1 lb salmon or cod steaks or fillets
  4. 2 1/2 cup fresh tomato or spaghetti sauce
  5. mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C/400 degrees F. Take a sheet of filo pastry, brush with a little olive oil and cover with a second sheet of pastry. Repeat, until you have 4 layers of filo.
  2. Place a piece of fish on top of the pastry, towards the bottom edge, then top with 1-2 spoonfuls of the tomato/spaghetti sauce, spreading it in an even layer. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  3. Roll the fish in the pastry, taking care to enclose the filling completely. Brush with olive oil to seal edges and brush the top. Arrange on a baking sheet and repeat with the remaining fish and pastry. You should have about half the sauce remaining.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden.
  5. Additional step added by our household: When filo-wrapped fish is crisp and golden, add more tomato/spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese to the top of each, then set in oven to broil until cheese is melted.


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At 7:32 AM, Blogger Sue said...

This looks interesting, but DH isn't much of a fish eater...
Not sure if I'll get my five ingred up or not. I'll link if I do :-)

At 7:54 AM, Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

Sue- I wonder if you could substitue pork or chicken for the fish? I've never tried it, but it might be good! :)

Hope you're able to get a recipe up today. I'd love to see one. :)

At 8:04 AM, Blogger Kellie said...

I left another meal. All of the dishes can be used on there own or mixed in other meals.

The fish looks good but I have never been daring enough to try phylo dough. I have other recipes that call for it so I will go buy a box and try a few new things soon.

At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Stephanie said...

Sounds interesting. I have mine up. Not a meal, a treat.

At 9:41 AM, Blogger Catch said...

OW..i think it would be great with looks delicous!!!! And everybody loves chicken.

At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Beth said...

I bet it would be good with chicken...I may have to try it with Chicken.

I dont like fish. yuck.

At 10:35 AM, Blogger Beck said...

Looks great! I'll have to give it a try. This is a lot of fun - thank you for starting it!

At 11:17 AM, Blogger Trish said...

Mmmm that looks great. I may have to participate next time.

At 12:21 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

This would sound good if I liked fish! :) I might try your suggestion of substituting chicken though, or even turkey fillets!

I've got mine up now.

At 12:59 PM, Blogger Miranda said...

This looks like a good recipe for summer!! It would taste great with the Creamy Italian noodles that i posted on my page.

At 2:23 PM, Blogger Pro-Divorce said...

Hey overwhelmed...been a little bit of time since I've visited...just wanted to say hi.

At 5:51 PM, Blogger Mimi said...

Thanks for stopping by! I like the 5 or less thing.

There is one I have been wanting to try but havent got to it. It is a chicken salad receipe I saw awhile back and it seems yummy!It is diced chicken,cashews,grapes,and mayo.

At 6:54 PM, Blogger abebech said...

Looks great!
Mine's up, but it's inexact :)

At 11:03 PM, Blogger Merle said...

Hi Overwhelmed ~~ Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Glad you liked the Grandpa poem. I will try to remember to post a recipe for next Friday. I have printed some of them.
Take care, Merle.

At 4:59 AM, Blogger firstborn said...

this sounds tasty!

& here is my belated entry...mine is posted...

:) mary ann

At 7:22 PM, Blogger AMH said...

So happy to see a fish recipe, and oh does it look yummy... I love fish but alas never brave enough to try cooking it myself (yes very sad I know) I am still learning my way around a kitchen! Anyway will have to give this one a try.

At 3:02 PM, Blogger Mrs.Escandon said...

Hi, I found your blog via Jenn's blog, via Jess' blog, via my Friend Ellies blog. That's a lot of blogs. I want to participate in this!!! I also menu plan, but have a tough time finding recipes that DH will enjoy and give us enough variety.

Thanks for this idea. I will link up this Friday!


At 6:49 AM, Anonymous Jen O. said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you have started 5 ingredient Fridays. I tried my first receipe last night...the saucy spegehtti sauce dish with the salsa. It is super easy and my family LOVED it. It was a big hit!! I look forward to trying others and will keep you posted as we try them. Thanks again. I love your journal!

At 4:57 PM, Blogger Me said...

This sounds fantastic!


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