Nantucket Baked Bluefish

Serves 4 to 6

NOTES: This oft-repeated recipe does the best job of disguising and at the same time
complementing the infamous bluefish flavor.

                  3 pounds bluefish fillets
                  Unsalted butter for greasing baking dish
                  1 teaspoon salt
                  1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
                  1 1/2 cups sour cream
                  1/2 cup good quality commercial mayonnaise
                  3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
                  3 tablespoons lemon juice

    Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
    Wash and pat dry the fillets. Butter a baking dish and place the fillets in it. Rub them with the
salt and pepper. In a bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, chives and lemon juice. Cover
the fish with this mixture.
    Bake for 20 minutes, or until the fish is firm and opaque all the way through. Then set under a
broiler for 5 minutes to brown.