I am not (yet) very confident when it comes to cooking fish. Since we moved down here I have, however, tried preparing a few new dishes like this very simple, but delicious fish baked in salt.
- 1-2 sea bass (or sea bream) 1-1.5 kg - cleaned, but not scaled
- about the same weight in coarse sea salt
Preheat the oven to 200C. Make a thin bed of salt on an ovenproof dish. Place the fish on top and then bury it completely under a thick layer of salt. Sprinkle with a little water. Bake for about 25-35 min (depending on size and longest if it is sea bream).
Take the fish out of the oven. Scrape away the salt and pull away the skin. It takes a little practise to take out the flesh of the fish in nice whole chunks.