Baked Whole Sea Bream Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4


  • 1 whole sea bream, about 2 1/4 pounds (1.1 kg), scaled and gutted
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced into rings
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 12 black olives
  • Olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
How to cook Baked Whole Sea Bream:
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200°C).
  • Wash the whole sea bream and pat it dry with kitchen paper.
  • Heat a little oil in a heavy pan and gently fry the onion with the garlic until it is soft but not brown.
  • Lightly oil a shallow baking dish and spread half the softened onion, garlic and tomato slices over the base of the dish.
  • Put the whole sea bream on top and surround with the olives.
  • Season generously with freshly ground black pepper.
  • Sprinkle the lemon juice over the fish, cover with the remaining tomatoes and softened onion and garlic, season again with pepper and sprinkle with the chopped parsley.
  • Drizzle a little olive oil over the dish, cover loosely with foil and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and check the fish before returning it to the oven for a final 10 minutes or until it is cooked.

This recipe for Baked Whole Sea Bream serves/makes: 4

The Baked Whole Sea Bream recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Bream (more Bream recipes)
Preparation Method: Baked (more Baked recipes)

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