Branzino al Forno

Branzino al Forno
Staff Writer
Vic Rallo

A great Mediterranean fish. Be sure to ask the fish market take the head and scales off, as well as to butterfly and debone each fish. Sprinkle seasoned breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, olive oil, Italian parsley, and fresh lemon slices inside the fish. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Always drink a crisp, acidic white wine with this dish. I like Benanti Bianco di Caselle 2011, Sicilia.

4
Servings
146
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 whole sea bass (1 pound each)
  • ¾ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • ½ cup of Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

Mix the seasoned breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, Italian parsley, and olive oil together.

Place 2-3 pieces of the lemon inside the fish, as well as on top. Sprinkle the mixture inside the fish, as well as on top. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
24%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%

Branzino Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Branzino Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.