Whole Roasted Fish with Herbs

Total Time:
1 hr 25 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
35 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 (2 1/2-pound) fish, such as snapper or bass, scaled, gutted and gills removed
  • Kosher salt
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 lemon slices
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 bundle assorted fresh herbs, such as thyme, oregano, marjoram and parsley, plus some extra to lay the fish on while baking
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 cups dry white wine
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Make 3 diagonal slices about 1/2-inch deep on each side of the fish. Salt and olive oil the fish generously.

  • Season the inside of the fish with salt and olive oil. Place 4 lemon slices, the bay leaves, a bundle of the mixed herbs and 2 of the garlic cloves inside the body cavity.

  • Line a sheet tray with aluminum foil and arrange the remaining assorted herbs, lemon slices and garlic in the center of the tray and lay the fish on top.

  • Fold the aluminum foil up around the sides of the fish to create a sort of baking dish. Add the white wine and place in the preheated oven and roast until the fish is just cooked through, about 30 to 35 minutes.

  • Remove from oven, present and collect your kudos then fillet to serve.


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