How to prepare fish baked in a salt crust

This is a perfect way to prepare a bigger fish for several people. It’s pretty simple and just delicious plus it’s lean and healthy with no fat added.

What you will need:

Fish (seabream, seabass or grouper are perfect) enough for all people
Coarse salt 1 kg for one medium sized fish
1 lemon

Start by cleaning the fish, but leave it intact apart from the cut on the belly for cleaning. Cover the bottom of your oven dish with some coarse salt and place the fish on top.


Then cover the fish completely with salt (just the tip of the head and the fin may peak out) and make sure the salt adheres to the skin of the fish.


Bake the fish in the preheated oven (180-200°C) for about 40 minutes.

When done take the fish out of the oven.


Remove the salt. Where it created a hard crust carefully knock on the crust to break it. Pay attention not to break the skin as you do not want the salt on the meat.


Then open the skin in order to be able to divide the meat and place it on the plates.


Serve with a slice of lemon and sprinkle some fresh parsley.


Can you see the juicy texture of the meat?


Enjoy your meal!

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