Title: Fish Stuffed Peppers with Orzo
Categories: Greek, Seafood
      Yield: 4 servings
      8 lg Chiles, or
      8    Long, slender sweet
           -peppers, or
      4 lg Bell peppers
      1 lb Rockfish or lingcod filet
      1 tb Minced garlic
    1/2 ts Salt
      1 tb Lemon juice
    1/2 ts Ground coriander seed
           Freshly ground pepper to
      3 tb Every day olive oil
    1/2 c  Loosely packed basil leaves
      2 oz Orzo, rosmarino or other
           -rice-sized dry pasta
      3    Garlic cloves, sliced
  1 1/2 c  Seeded, coarsely chopped
      2 tb Extra-virgin olive oil
           Roast, peel and seed the
  Rinse the fish, pat dry and cut into pieces to fit 
comfortably inside
  each pepper. Combine minced garlic and salt in a medium 
bowl and mash
  to a paste with the back of a spoon.
  Add the lemon juice, coriander, pepper and 1 tablespoon 
olive oil and
  stir to combine. Bruise 3 or 4 of the basil leaves 
and add them to
  the marinade. Add the fish pieces, toss gently to 
coat evenly, and
  marinate for 1 to 2 hours.
  Cook the pasta until just done, drain, and rinse with 
cold water.
  Warm the peppers (loosely covered to prevent drying) 
and serving
  plates in a low oven.
  Heat 2 skillets over medium-high heat, 1 for the fish 
(nonstick if
  possible) and 1 for the sauce. Remove the fish from 
its marinade and
  add it to the dry skillet.
  Add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil to the other 
skillet, add
  the sliced garlic and cook until it begins to color. 
 Immediately add
  the tomatoes and pasta and toss to coat evenly. Add 
the basil leaves,
  remove from the heat, and season to taste.
  Spread the contents evenly on the plates and lay the 
peppers on top.
  As the fish pieces are done, tuck them inside the 
the peppers.
  Drizzle or brush the tops of the peppers with the 
extra-virgin oil
  and serve.
  Serves 4.
  PER SERVING. 320 calories, 21 g protein, 21 g carbohy-drate, 
17 g fat
  (2 g saturated), 32 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium, 
3 g fiber.
  San Francisco Chronicle, 7/15/92.

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