Baked Sea Bream with Lemon and Parsley

This is the easiest way to cook sea bream and the lemon and parsley brings out the flavour of a great fresh fish

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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


  • 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


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

  2. 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.