Whole Organic Branzino Roasted in Salt


 Whole organic branzino is stuffed with lemon and herbs and baked in a salt crust, very tasty and light.

 [Photograph: Ana Maria Vieru]

Serves 4


4 small whole organic branzino

3 pounds coarse kosher salt

1 lemon , sliced

16 springs thyme

4 bay leaves 

2 tablespoons water

8 garlic cloves, sliced


Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

Lay out a baking sheet for the 4 fish, Cover sheet with salt, add water and mix.

Lay the fish on salt. Stuff each fish with 4 springs of thyme, 2 slices of lemon, 2 garlic cloves, 1 bay leaf.

Pack the salt over top of the fish until a sealed crust is formed.

Low the oven to 450 degrees F and bake the whole organic branzino until salt is golden about 15-20 minutes.

Crack open salt crust to serve.

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