Recipe by Aaliyah's&Aaron'sMum
The roasted lime gives this dish that extra 'oomph'. Serve the fish with grilled or steamed vegies and potatoes. Please note, herbs I have used in this recipe is what's available locally.. You may want to try with fresh oregano or marjoram even..
- 1 whole sea bass, scaled and gutted
- 6 -7 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 limes
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- 1 garlic clove, grated
- 1 small red onion, finely sliced
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6/400F/200°C
- Scale the fish well (ask your fishmonger to do it for you) and cut off the fins.
- Wash the fish thoroughly under cold running water and pat dry with kitchen paper.
- Make slashes diagonally across the fish, about 4 cuts on each side.
- Place the fish in an oiled roasting tray and brush lightly with some of the oil.
- Grate the zest of 1 lime and squeeze the juice.
- In a bowl, mix the juice and zest with the chopped herbs, grated garlic and finely sliced red onion and stuff the mixture into the slashes.
- Cut the remaining 2 limes in 4s and place alongside the fish.
- Season the fish and lime with salt and freshly milled black pepper and drizzle over the remaining oil.
- Place the tray on the middle shelf of the oven for about 25-30 minutes (depends on the size of the fish) until the flesh feels just firm when pressed.
- If you want to double-check that the fish is cooked, part some of the flesh down to the bone and see if it flakes.
- Place the fish on a serving plate and pour the remaining juices from the tray onto the fish.
- To serve, place the roasted lime alongside the fish or you may want to squeeze the lime on the fish and then place the squeezed lime on the side for garnish!