Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 20 mins

Always wanted to know how to make a salt baked fish? So did I...tried out quite a few recipes, and loved this one from Donna Hay's "flavours" cookbook. It is essential that your fish is FRESH.


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220C).
  2. Wash fish and pat dry.
  3. Sprinkle the inside cavities of the fish well with pepper, lemon juice and the parsley sprigs.
  4. Spread two baking trays with half the salt.
  5. Place the fish on the baking trays and cover with the remaining salt.
  6. Press the salt firmly around the fish and sprinkle a little bit of water.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, then allow the fish to rest on the trays for another 5 minutes.
  8. To serve, remove the salt in large pieces, and place the fish on serving plates.
  9. Serve with salad and lemon wedge.
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Hubby love fish done this way in Italy. I always wanted to try doing it at home. This made the fish so moist. Well sure be making this again. Was so cheap to with the fish from a friend and the salad and herbs from my garden. So easy too.

Ailsa of New Zealand February 06, 2008