Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Oven-Poached Fish in Olive Oil

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

4 (6-ounce) scrod fillets, skin on (halibut is a good substitute)

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup capers (preferably in salt), rinsed

1 1/2 large lemons, thinly sliced crosswise

1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

2 cups extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Pat the fish dry. Sprinkle the fish with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and let stand 10 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Chop half of the capers and mix with the unchopped capers. Arrange half of lemon slices in 1 layer in an 8-inch square glass baking dish and arrange fish fillets in a single layer over the lemon slices. Top with all of capers, remaining lemon slices, and 3 tablespoons parsley, then pour oil over fish. Bake in middle of oven, uncovered, until fish just flakes and is cooked through, about 1 to 1 1/4 hours.
  4. Serve fish with some of lemon slices, capers, and oil spooned over. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon parsley.