Oven Baked Fish (Peshk në Furrë)
I have made this dish so many time, it’s so easy and very simple. I am using Sea Bass or as it’s called in Mediterranean Branzino fish. This fish will be very moist and flavorful, if you leave the head and the bone in.
- 2 medium whole Branzino fish or (sea bass) gutted and cleaned
- 2 lemons, thinly sliced
- 2 sprigs of rosemary
- 2 sprigs, of flat-leaf parley
- 1 teaspoon dry thyme
- coarse salt as needed
- black pepper
- extra virgin olive oil
Preheat the oven at 425 degrees F. Rinse the fish with cold water and pat dry. Then place the fish on a lightly oiled baking pan. Lightly rub with olive oil and season with sea salt, pepper and thyme inside out. Then inside the cavity arrange parsley, rosemary and sliced lemons (3-4 slices for each fish). Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes. Then place the pan in the broil for 2 more minutes to crisp the skin. Remove from oven and drizzle with olive oil and finish with squeeze of lemon.