Greek Baked Fish Recipe

Serves/Makes: 8


  • 3 pound red snapper, whole or portions
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped celery leaves
  • 4 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Chopped parsley
How to cook Greek Baked Fish:
  • Scale and clean the fish if necessary. Rinse and wipe dry with kitchen paper. Sprinkle with the lemon juice, salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion, carrots and celery and cook gently for about 10-12 minutes, until the onion is transparent, stirring often. Add the celery leaves, tomatoes, wine and sugar, cover and simmer gently for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) .
  • Spread half the sauce in a baking dish. Add the fish and top with the remaining sauce. Cover with foil or a lid and bake for 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the fish. Remove the cover and bake for a further 10-15 minutes or until the flesh flakes when tested with a knife point.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve directly from the dish, accompanied by crusty bread and a salad.


The Greek Baked Fish recipe very easy to prepare and so good! The Greek name for this recipe is Psari Plaki.


Pilaki is a style refer to several dishes that are cooked in a sauce made out of onion, garlic, carrot, potato, tomato or tomato paste, sugar, and olive oil. Fish pilaki is a popular recipe. In Greek cuisine, this style is known as plaki.

This recipe for Greek Baked Fish serves/makes: 8

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

Main Ingredient: Snapper (more Snapper recipes)
Preparation Method: Baked (more Baked recipes)
Cuisine: Greek (more Greek recipes)

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