Italian baked sea bass

Italian baked sea bass

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 2
A simple but flavoursome oven-roasted fish supper that's easy to throw together. Serve it in the roasting tin for the ultimate dig-in dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal437
  • fat20.5g
  • saturates2.2g
  • carbs15.8g
  • sugars5.4g
  • fibre3.8g
  • protein48.8g
  • salt0.8g
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  • About 290g jar whole roasted peppers, drained and sliced



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 1 red onion, sliced into very thin wedges
  • drizzle olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 3 fat slices lemon, rest cut into wedges to serve



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 2 sea bass
  • 15 Kalamata or black olives
  • 25g toasted pine nut
  • handful roughly chopped parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the peppers and onions with seasoning plus a small drizzle of olive oil. Spread on a baking tray and cook for 5 mins.

  2. Toss in the garlic and lemon with the onions and peppers. Sit on the sea bass, brush fish with a little more oil, season fish and roast for 15 mins.

  3. Stir the olives and pine nuts into the veg and roast for 5 mins more until the fish is just cooked through. Squeeze over some lemon juice and scatter with parsley to serve.

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Suffolk Primrose
12th Oct, 2015
this is lovely, healthy and easy. liked others I used fresh red pepper (less greasy) and cooked with red onions for about 15 minutes to start, then added fillets rather than whole fish which needed total 15 minutes (smeared with olive oil to crisp the skin). have done sea bass - but also mackerel fillets which are lovely. didn't bother with olives but did add a handful of baby plum tomatoes for last 5 minutes. have done alongside par boiled and oiled potato chunks - in one end of the roasting tin from the beginning.
22nd Nov, 2013
Loved it! Thank you. Forgot to roast pine nuts, but it didn't really matter. I also filled the fish with the vegetables.
23rd Aug, 2013
I cooked the onion, garlic and peppers for 20 minutes first to give them a slight caramelised texture. Then I added the sea bass fillets and cooked for another 30 minutes. Served it with my own herby diced potatoes. Even my husband who is not that keen on fish, said it was really yummy.
9th Jul, 2013
Lovely dish. Easy to prep and cook. I used fillet of sea bass, worked well and I served with mash and green beans. Definitely will be making this again!
16th Apr, 2013
The fish was tasty (although, I usually fry fish, so I missed the usual crispy skin) and nicely cooked. I used a fillet of sea bass as and put it in for 5 minutes less. I agree that the olives were too much (I used Kalamata). If I made it again, I would leave them out, but honestly, I don't think I would make it again (ust because there are tastier things out there). I served it with lemon and rosemary potato wedges and an Italian mixed leaf salad, which complemented it well.
2nd Mar, 2013
maggiebleksley's picture
1st Feb, 2013
I only had fresh peppers, so I roasted them for an extra five minutes before adding the onions. We loved the recipe and I'll do it again, but didn't fancy sitting on the sea bass, as I had my best jeans on :o) (JK)
Frantic Flapjack
13th Mar, 2012
Easy to prepare and cook, I used sea bass fillets instead of whole fish. An unusual dish - I think the olives were a little too strong for this dish and I used chopped hazelnuts instead of pine nuts as I didn't have any. Served with garlic and rosemary roast potatoes.
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