Whole Roasted Branzino
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 2
  • 1 1 lb whole branzino (sea bass), dorade (sea bream)
  • 1 head fennel, sliced thin to medium thickness
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 4 branches fresh, whole thyme branches
  • extra virgin olive oil, as needed
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Rinse the fish with cold water. Pat dry. Lightly rub with olive oil and generously season with salt and pepper, inside and out.
  3. Place a few slices of sliced lemon, the whole thyme branches and fennel tops (or slices of the bulb) inside the fish.
  4. Toss the remaining fennel with olive oil, salt and pepper and make a base in the center of a baking sheet.
  5. Rest the fish on top of the fennel and place in the oven to cook. Cook fish approximately 20 minutes or you can pierce the fish and see that flesh is white, all the way to the bone. Remove from the oven lightly drizzle with fresh oil and finish with a squeeze of lemon.
Recipe by The Couple's Kitchen at https://thecoupleskitchen.com/date-night-dinner-whole-roasted-branzino/