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Bake or Roast Branzino with Lemon Garlic and Wine

Bake or Roast Branzino with Lemon Garlic and Wine by 2sistersrecipes.com

Bake or Roast Branzino with Lemon Garlic and Wine.  Branzino is a European Sea Bass fish.  It is a very flavorful, soft, and delicate fish to eat, especially when branzino is baked with some lemon slices, sliced garlic cloves, white wine and fresh parsley. So amazing and delicious!  It’s usually found in most Italian restaurants as one of their special entrees.

Branzino is usually served baked or grilled, with an olive oil and fresh herbs dressing drizzled on top or on the side.  It is one of my favorite seafood dishes and one I enjoy making it at home all the time!

I like to buy Branzino when its on sale at the Fish Market.  Just ask the guy behind the counter to remove the head, tail and guts, if you prefer.  Sometimes, I make it leaving it whole, but the fishmonger has to remove its guts and scale it on the outside.

Then follow our easy recipe!  It only take a few minutes to prep, and into the oven it goes ….leaving you time to do something else.

You can easily grill the fish outdoors as well by following the same instructions, or go to our link for Grilled Whole Branzino for the recipe.

 

If you make Branzino at home, instead of ordering in a restaurant,  it will only cost you about one third of the price.  And that is a great savings!

Our family loves when I make their favorite seafood dinners, except for my 16 year old who hates all seafood.  I usually make her something else.  In our home, it’s either fish, pasta, or pizza on Fridays.

Bake or Roast Branzino with Lemon Garlic and Wine is a wonderful seafood dish you can easily make at home.

Try this recipe, and let us know!

ENJOY!!

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Bake or Roast Branzino with Lemon Garlic & Wine

  • 2 small Branzino’s ( about 1 pound each)

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • 4 garlic cloves- sliced

  • 1 lemon – sliced

  • 1 cup fresh Italian parsley – chopped

  • 1 Tbsp. dried rosemary

  • 1/2 Tbsp. sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

  • 3/4 cup white wine

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Preheat oven 400 degrees.

Rinse fish, pat dry. Line a baking pan with foil wrap and spray with cooking oil.

Place fish onto pan.

Stuff the cavity of each fish with some garlic slices, 2 to 3 lemon slices and some fresh parsley.

Sprinkle the fish with salt, pepper and rosemary.

Drizzle extra virgin olive oil inside the cavity and over the fish as well.

Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.

Turn the fish over, and pour the wine and lemon juice over the fish and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes.

Optional:  Turn the oven to Broil or Roast, broil fish for about 3 minutes, until skins blister.

Remove from oven.

To serve the fish, place the fork inside the center of the cavity and gently flip the fish open.  Lift, remove and discard the spine and any large bones.   Transfer fish onto a serving dish.

Drizzle some olive oil and lemon juice onto the fish.  Garnish with lemon slices and fresh parsley.  Serve immediately.

 Serves 2 to 4

Bake or Roast Branzino with Lemon Garlic & Wine by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

Bake or Roast Branzino with Lemon Garlic and Wine
Recipe type: Dinner / Seafood
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Serves: 2 to 4 servings
 
Bake or Roast Branzino with Lemon Garlic and Wine. Branzino is a European Sea Bass fish. It is a very flavorful, soft, and delicate fish to eat, especially when branzino is baked with some lemon slices, sliced garlic cloves, white wine and fresh parsley.
Ingredients
  • 2 small Branzino's ( about 1 pound each)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves- sliced
  • 1 lemon - sliced
  • 1 cup fresh Italian parsley - chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. dried rosemary
  • ½ Tbsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  2. Rinse fish, pat dry. Line a baking pan with foil wrap and spray with cooking oil.
  3. Place fish onto pan.
  4. Stuff the cavity of each fish with some garlic slices, 2 to 3 lemon slices and some fresh parsley.
  5. Sprinkle the fish with salt, pepper and rosemary.
  6. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil inside the cavity and over the fish as well.
  7. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Using a spatula and a large spoon to Turn the fish over, and pour the wine and lemon juice over the fish and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. Optional: Turn the oven to Broil or Roast, broil fish for about 3 minutes, until skins blister.
  10. Remove from oven.
To Serve Branzino:
  1. Place the fork inside the center of the cavity and gently flip the fish open. Lift, remove and discard the spine and any large bones. Transfer fish onto a serving dish.
  2. Drizzle some olive oil and lemon juice onto the fish. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh parsley. Serve immediately.
  3. Serves 2 to 4
Notes
Branzino has many bones, and you will need some patience to remove most of them after it's cooked. Everyone needs to be reminded to eat it slowly and take their time. Not recommended for small children.

 

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Joanne
    March 10, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I love the really fresh, lemony flavors in this meal!

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    Cooking Creation
    March 12, 2012 at 12:57 am

    I bet this tasted delicious! Adding this one to my to-cook bookmark list!

  • Reply
    Kitchen Belleicious
    March 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    i have never cooked with sea bass before but now I must! This looks great!

  • Reply
    Emily Malloy
    March 13, 2012 at 12:28 am

    What a gorgeous branzino recipe!

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    nancy at good food matters
    March 13, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    wonderful! I just had roasted branzino for the first time a couple of weeks ago (at a restaurant) your preparation looks spot-on. a delectable fish

  • Reply
    Dan from Platter Talk
    August 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Thanks for another fantastic recipe featuring classic flavors – this branzino looks outstanding!

  • Reply
    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    August 24, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    If I ever see Branzino at the market, I'd love to try this! This sounds like a such a delicious preparation.

  • Reply
    Mary
    August 25, 2014 at 12:25 am

    What a lovely simple, elegant and healthy meal – love this:) I guess it would work with other types of fish as well!?
    Mary

    • Reply
      annaliz
      August 25, 2014 at 11:54 pm

      Hi Mary,
      This is so easy to make and I do know that it works with red bass and sea bass and I would have to guess possibly any fish that you can get as the whole fish. I am sure you 'll like this one! Thank you for the lovely comment!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    August 25, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Yum – I would really love this recipe. I've never seen this fish in our market but I am looking now – had it in Florida I think. I love it!

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      annaliz
      August 26, 2014 at 12:05 am

      Hi Tricia,
      I know that Whole foods sells Branzino usually every Friday and we sometimes even find it at our local fish market. I am sure you can find it!

  • Reply
    Jamie
    May 26, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    What can I sub for rosemary. I hate rosemary

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      May 26, 2019 at 6:13 pm

      Hi Jamie! You can add in dried oregano instead of rosemary. Also, use lots of fresh basil and Italian parsley in place of the other herbs! Hope this helps!

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