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Tautog Baked in Herbed Butter

1 lb. fresh tautog
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 TBSP. lemon juice
2 TBSP. fresh chives, chopped or 1 TBSP. dried
2 TBSP fresh parsley, chopped
3 TBSP. fresh dill, chopped or 1 1/2 tsp. dried dash cayenne pepper to taste
Paprika to taste
1/4 cup salt, plus more to taste

Place fish in salt water brine (4 cups of water mixed with 1/4 cup of salt) and let it soak for 30 minutes.
Wash well, then rinse and pat dry with paper towels.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a small saucepan melt butter or margarine and stir in lemon juice, parsley, chives, dill, and cayenne and salt lightly to taste.
Cut fillets into serving size pieces and place it in a lightly oiled baking dish.
Pour butter and herb mixture over fillets.
Sprinkle with paprika.
Bake uncovered for about 8 to 10 minutes or until fish begins to flake.
Transfer fish to a warm serving platter.
Boil pan juices until reduced to about 1/4 cup and pour over warm fish.
Serve immediately.

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