Seasoned Black Bream (or Sea Bass) – with lime and sea salt

Serves 4


4 x black bream (about 1.5lb) or 2 x sea bass (about 2.5lb) – scaled and gutted
100g butter
4 limes (2 for the sea bass)
Sea Salt
Large bowl of boiled minted new potatoes
Large bowl of dressed salad (of your choice!)

Pre heat the oven to 170C/325F.

Wash the fish and pat dry with kitchen towel. Rub the fish inside and out with the sea salt and place onto a baking tray. Place half of a lime on each of the fish and squeeze the juice of the remaining limes over the fish. Top with slices of butter.

Place the fish in the oven for about 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and spoon over the juices. Place back in the oven and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Serve the fish as whole.

Tip: To check if the fish is cooked, run a filleting knife into the flesh and along the backbone. If it comes away easily from the bone, the fish is ready.