Cheesy Walleye Bake

INGREDIENTS: * 10oz fresh Asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces (2 ½ cups) * 1 ½lbs Walleye, or substitute, fillets (6 oz each), skin removed * ¼cup plus 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, divided * 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1 cup) * 1/3cup all-purpose flour * 1cup milk * 1 1/3cups shredded Cheddar cheese * ¼tsp salt * ¼tsp pepper * 1cup crushed soda crackers DIRECTION: 1. Heat oven to 350 F. 2. Spread asparagus evenly over bottom of 10 x 6 inch baking dish. 3. Arrange fillets, slightly overlapping, on top of asparagus. Set aside 4. In 1-quart saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons margarine over medium-low heat. 5. Add onion. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until tender. 6. Stir in flour. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. 7. Blend in milk. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until mixture thickens and bubbles, stirring constantly. 8. Add cheese, salt and pepper. Remove from heat. 9. Stir until cheese is melted. Spoon cheese sauce mixture evenly over fish fillets. 10. In 1-quart saucepan, melt remaining 3 tablespoons margarine over medium heat. 11. Remove from heat. Add cracker crumbs, stirring to coat. 12. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over cheese sauce. 13. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until sauce is hot and bubbly and fish is firm and opaque and just begins to flake. 14. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.



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