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Oven roasted whole branzino fish

Oven Roasted Whole Branzino recipe makes for a smooth and suitable dinner of gentle, juicy fish, on a bed of white and sweet roasted potatoes.

Oven roasted whole branzino fish
Oven roasted whole branzino fish

Ingredients

For the Fish:

  • 4  branzino  (cleaned, scaled and gutted)
  • 4 tablespoons  capers 
  • 8 mini  cherry tomatoes 
  • 2  lemons  (cup rondelles)
  • 8 whole  garlic cloves 
  • 1/4 cup  olive oil 
  •  salt 

For the Potatoes:

  • 1 lb.  white potatoes  (washed and cut into cubes (do not peel if organic))
  • 1 lb.  sweet potatoes  (washed and cut into cubes (do not peel if organic))
  • 1/4 cup  olive oil 
  • 2  garlic cloves  (minced)
  • 3  bay leaves 
  •  salt and pepper 

Garnish:

  •  fresh basil 
  •  microgreens 
  •  lemon rounds 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Season the fish with salt and rub with olive oil inside and out. Stuff the fish with 1 tablespoon of capers, 2 cherry tomatoes that have been halved, 2 garlic cloves and 2 lemon rounds. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix potatoes with olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Transfer the potatoes to a large roasting pan and try to spread them into 1 layer. Top with the bay leaves. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes, after flipping with a spatula, to ensure even browning and roast for another 20 minutes.
  4. Place the fish on top of the potatoes and roast for 20 – 30 minutes or until the fish is a nice golden color, the flesh is done (check with a fork in the middle of the fish) but still juicy.
  5. When ready transfer to a serving plate and garnish with lemon rounds, fresh basil, and microgreens.
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