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Sea bass with fennel, lemon & spices

Sea bass with fennel, lemon & spices

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

This Friday night fish dish is packed with iron and vitamin C, is low in calories and fat, and counts towards your five a day

  • Healthy
Nutrition: per serving
low inkcal241
low insalt0.4g


  • 1 tsp fennel seed
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 fennel bulb , finely sliced
  • 1 large red chilli , chopped
  • 1 small sea bass (about 300g), gutted and descaled
  • 1 lemon , finely sliced, plus wedges to serve (optional)
  • small handful coriander , leaves picked to serve


  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Mix all the spices together. Brush a large square of foil with the oil, then scatter over the fennel. Sprinkle with a third of the spices, half the chilli and some seasoning. Rub the remaining spices and chilli all over the fish and in the cavity, put the fish on top of the fennel and stuff with the lemon slices.

  • STEP 2

    Bring the edges of the foil together and scrunch well to seal. Place the parcel on a baking tray and cook for 15 mins. Unwrap, scatter with coriander and serve with lemon wedges, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2012

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