Whole Roasted Branzino with Herbs and Garlic


How to re-create this recipe:


(serves 2-4)

  • 2 whole Branzino’s (scaled and gutted)
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 small white or red onion
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1 bunch of thyme
  • 1 medium sized garlic clove
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • Olive Oil

Putting it together:

  1. Rinse off fish and pat dry with paper towels. Line a baking dish or sheet tray  with parchment paper and set oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Rub flesh with olive oil and season the outside and cavity of fish with generous amount of salt and pepper.
  3. Stuff cavity with about 3 sprigs of thyme and parsley each, sliced lemons, sliced onions, and sliced garlic clove.
  4. Roast the fish for 30 minutes.

Nourishment for your body: Branzino is rich in omega 3, protein, and the antioxidant selenium. Selenium helps protect the body against heart disease and cancer,  boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation.

Tips when cooking: Branzino is a mediterranean sea bass. It is a wonderful fish to start experimenting with for those of you who don’t ordinarily eat fish. It has a delicate white flesh that tastes mild with a subtle sweet flavor. And good news! It is difficult to overcook fish when cooking it whole so it won’t taste dry.


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