baked fish steaks (jaws tamed)

It helps to have a cooking partner. "Surprise me," you say, and the partner checks out the cooking library and comes up with this. Delicious way to have fish fillets or steaks. Especially thick shark chunks (hence... jaws). Great with spinach and potatoes.


2/3 lb = 4 small shark steaks (?)
1/2 c warm milk
1/2 t salt
dry bread crumbs to coat fish
3 T melted butter


  1. Mix the warm milk and salt and soak the steaks a minute in it.
  2. Then coat with the bread crumbs.
  3. Drizzle over the melted butter.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes in the top shelf of a preheated 550 oven.


  1. We seem to have smaller stomachs that Joe Blow, typical American supermarket fish consumer. When we tell the fish counter person how many people it's for, they usually try to push 1/2 lb per person and we then try to downside the total estimate so we are not overwhelmed. But this amount for 4 people seems a bit low. Maybe they were mini-steaks?
  2. The original handwritten notes of this event were: "Bake 10 to 12 minutes in the top shelf (oops)." Be careful not to overbake or burn these guys.
  3. Inspired by or simple stolen from "baked fish fillets Spencer", from The Joy of Cooking, a pretty standard reference. We still had an old edition before CD-ROMs and the website. Wonder who Spencer was.
bfshfills.htm: 7-jan-2002 [what, ME cook? 1984 dr bob enterprises]