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Baked sea bream with lemon and parsley recipe

This is the easiest way to cook bream and brings out the flavour of a great fresh fish. Bream has quite a mild taste and isn’t too fishy.

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  • Serves 8

  • Prep time 10 mins

  • Cooking time 20 mins

  • Total time 30 mins

  • Calories 422 per serving

  • Prepare ahead yes

Ingredients

  • 8 sea bream, around 450g (1lb) each, scaled and gutted
  • 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 100ml (4fl oz) white wine
  • 4tbsp olive oil
You will need
  • 2 large baking trays

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C, 180 C fan, 400 F, gas 6. Lay out the whole fish on the baking sheets, side by side. Divide the parsley and lemon slices among them, stuffing

  2. them into the cavity. Pour over the white wine and olive oil and add plenty of seasoning. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

  3. Check that the fish is cooked through by inserting a small sharp knife into the thickest bit of the fish and looking to see that the flesh has turned nicely white. Serve at once with the juices poured over.