Romance Cooks

Butterfish – AL Parks


Since Return To Newport takes place in Newport, RI, I decided on a dish that Jake eats for the first time in a small family restaurant outside of town. While the restaurant is fictitious, the butterfish is a local fish, and the recipe is authentic to the area.

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Ingredients Original recipe makes 6 servings

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon minced fresh chives

1 1/2 pounds butterfish fillets

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

salt and pepper to taste

1 bunch fresh parsley

1 lemon, cut into wedges


. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

. In a bowl, cream together the butter, chopped parsley, and chives.

. Arrange the butterfish in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. Dot the fish with about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture.

Bake 5 minutes in the preheated oven, until the butter is melted. Turn fillets, brush with remaining butter mixture, and continue baking 10 minutes, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork. Garnish with parsley sprigs and lemon wedges to serve.



Eve is ready for a clean slate. She nearly lost the love of her life in The Return. Now Eve must confront the people refusing to let her go quietly into her happily ever after with Jake. Returning to Newport to tie up loose ends may be the biggest mistake of her life.

Jake wants one thing – and one thing only – Eve. He is ready to build a life with her, and spend the rest of his days loving only her. But his surprise visit to Newport makes him question everything he thought he knew about her, including her love.

At the center of the turmoil is Eve’s ex-husband. Intrigued by the changes he sees in her, Brad is determined to sabotage Jake and Eve’s relationship – and take Eve back.

Jake and Eve must face their demons, and battle the outside forces that seek to destroy their future. Can their love survive the Return to Newport?

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