Lemon Stuffed Mediterranean Sea Bass Cooked In Foil
 
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A delicious recipe that takes minimal effort to prepare, so you're not be stuck in the kitchen for a long time. This Sea Bass, or Branzino, pairs deliciously with a fresh Mediterranean green salad.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Fish
Serves: 2
Ingredients
Sea Bass Ingredients:
  • 2 Mediterranean Sea Bass or other whole fish if desired
  • 1 small lemon, sliced
  • sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • good quality olive oil
  • aluminum foil
Mediterranean Inspired Salad Ingredients:
  • Salad greens mix of choice
  • Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • green olives, pitted and halved
  • cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Grana Padano cheese or your favorite Italian cheese
  • olive oil and vinegar for dressing or your favorite
  • a sprinkling of sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Instructions
Sea Bass Instructions:
  1. Gut, scale and rinse the fish throughly. Pat dry with paper towels. Heat the oven to 180C or 350F, and have a baking sheet handy. Cut two large pieces of foil, big enough to wrap each whole fish. In each piece lay the fish. Rub with olive oil on both sides and a little inside. Make sure that it is enough to avoid the fish sticking to the foil. Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper on both sides, and inside the cavity. Stuff lemon slices in each fish, amount is as desired. Fold and crimp the foil to make a pocket. Lay on baking sheet and place in center of oven. Bake for 30-40 minutes depending on the size of fish. The skin will feel soft but the meat will be firm.
  2. If you would like to make the skin crispier, unwrap the fish after it has cooked through and set under broiler or turn up the heat and allow to crisp up. But be warned that this might make the fish stick to the foil a bit.
Mediterranean Inspired Salad Ingredients:
  1. Toss and combine ingredients, grate some cheese over the salad and serve with your favorite dressing.
Notes
Variations: Instead of Mediterranean Sea Bass use any other whole fish you like. Alternatively fillets may be used, but make sure to adjust the cooking time.


Seasoning and Spices: Garlic may also be added if desired. In place of lemons use lime or lemon grass. Herbs such as fresh parsley, cilantro, or basil would also taste great. Give the fish a little color and spice boost by using chile powder or paprika, or even pepper flakes.


Instead of foil you can use parchment paper, or also place the fish on the grill.
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at http://www.spiciefoodie.com/2013/08/17/lemon-stuffed-mediterranean-sea-bass-cooked-in-foil/