Lemon and Parsley Whole Baked Fish

Recipe by JustJanS
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (2 kg) whole fish, cleaned, scaled, patted dry inside and out
  • 2
    garlic cloves, sliced finely
  • 1
    cup chopped parsley
  • 12
    preserved lemon, discard flesh and use skin only and chop it fine
  • 2
    tablespoons toasted pine nuts (I do mine in a dry pan over medium heat)
  • 12
    teaspoon pepper
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 13
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat your oven to 180c.
  • Score the fish through the thicker parts a few times on each side; stuff the garlic slivers into the slits.
  • Mix together the parsley, preserved lemon, pinenuts, salt and pepper, then add in the oil to make a paste.
  • Smear this paste inside and on the outside of the fish.
  • Wrap the fish in a foil parcel and bake in the oven about 30 minutes or until done to 65c. Remove from the oven and allow to rest wrapped in the foil about 5 minutes.
  • Serve with the juices spooned over.
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