Salt-Baked Whole Sea Bass

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Salt-Baked Whole Sea Bass
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

TK

6
Servings
201
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One 2 1/2-pound whole sea bass, gutted and scaled
  • 1 Pound kosher salt
  • 1/2 Cup egg whites
  • 2 Tablespoons fennel seeds

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the salt, egg whites, and fennel seeds completely. Place about 1/3 of the mixture in the center of a cookie sheet, approximately 1/3-inch thick. Place the fish on top of the salt. Pour the remaining salt mixture over the fish, creating a complete seal around the entire fish. Place the baking sheet with salt-coated fish into the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes. Crack the salt shell with the dull edge of a chefs knife and carefully remove the salt from the fish. You should be able to separate the flesh from the bone of the fish and serve with some good extra-virgin olive oil. 

Salt Shopping Tip

Salt enhances food by adding depth and accentuating existing flavors. Be sure to have a couple types in your cupboards. Regular iodized salt for the table is typical; sea salt is also a great investment.

Salt Cooking Tip

Bland food is never good. Be sure to season every layer of your food while cooking.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
0.1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
4.9%
Cholesterol
77mg
26%
Protein
37g
75%
Carbs
1g
N/A
Vitamin A
87µg
10%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
9.8%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
38.3%
Vitamin C
0.4mg
0.7%
Vitamin D
11µg
3%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
0.2µg
0.2%
Calcium
44mg
4%
Fiber
0.8g
3.1%
Folate (food)
10µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
10µg
3%
Iron
0.9mg
5.1%
Magnesium
87mg
22%
Monounsaturated
1g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
16%
Phosphorus
379mg
54%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
550mg
16%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19%
Sodium
491mg
20%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
14.4%
Zinc
0.8mg
5.6%

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