Baking fish is hassle free compared to cooking fish and is quick and ideal when you don’t have much time to spare.
I have used fillets of sea bass with leeks, carrot, celery, tomato and red pepper.I also added jalapeno which lends a tart taste with a bit of hot kick.
If you don’t like vegetables, you can omit them or adapt to suit your taste buds. I prefer to add vegetables as you can turn this in to a one pot baked dish.The vegetables remain crisp and taste good with the fish.You can serve it with crusty bread to mop-up the gravy.
Time: 20 minutes baking + 5 minutes marination +5 minutes preparation
Serves : 3 persons
3 nos fresh fillet of sea bass or any white fish of your choice, cleaned and washed
1 no carrot, cubed
1 stem of celery, cut into 1 inch slices
1 no tomato, quartered
1 no onion, sliced
A few slices of jalapeno peppers
1 tsp olive oil to drizzle on top
Mix the following ingredients for the marinade.
2 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
Juice of ½ a lemon
3 grinds of freshly ground black pepper or ¼ tsp of black pepper
½ tsp of pul biber/ paprika / ¼ tsp chilli flakes
2 tsp olive oil
Salt to taste
1.Preheat the oven to 180°C/350F°.
.2.Marinate the fillets of fish for 5 minutes in the marinade.
3.Grease an oven proof baking dish; scatter the vegetables mentioned under ingredients except olive oil.
4.Place the marinated fish over the vegetables and drizzle with olive oil.
5.Bake in a pre-heated oven for 20 minutes or until the fish flakes when you test with a fork.
Serve on its own or with a slice of crusty bread.