Whole Baked Fish with Lemon and Herbs

  • prep time45 min
  • total time 45 min
  • serves 6

This stunning Whole Baked Fish recipe is a light and easy main to feed a gang. Don’t be intimidated by using the whole fish, because the results when you bring it out to the table will be well worth it!

Courtesy of Amanda Riva of The Hot Plate.

55 Ratings
Directions for: Whole Baked Fish with Lemon and Herbs


Whole Baked Fish

2 Tbsp olive oil, divided

4 lb(s) (1.8 kg) whole fish such as Arctic char, snapper, striped bass or sea bass, cleaned and scaled

½ tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper

¼ cup (60 mL) dry white wine

2 lemons, sliced

1 clove garlic, chopped

½ small bunch dill

½ small bunch parsley

½ small bunch mint

Yogurt and Caper Sauce

1 ¼ cups (300 mL) plain Greek yogurt

3 green onions, finely chopped

1 Tbsp (15 mL) parsley, chopped

1 Tbsp (15 mL) each dill and mint, chopped

1 Tbsp (15 mL) extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp (15 mL) capers, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tsp (2 mL) lemon zest

¼ tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper


Whole Baked Fish

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a large baking sheet with foil. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp (15 mL) olive oil.

2. Pat the fish dry with paper towel. Season the inside of the fish with half of the salt and pepper.

3. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle inside the cavity with the wine; fill with the lemon slices, garlic, dill, parsley and mint. Drizzle the outside of fish with the remaining olive oil; season with the remaining salt and pepper.

4. Bake fish for 30 minutes or until registers 135°F (57°C) in thickest part of fish or just begins to flake. Let fish stand for 10 minutes before serving. Spoon over any pan juices. Serve with the Yogurt Caper Sauce.

Yogurt and Caper Sauce

1. Combine the yogurt, green onions, parsley, dill, mint, olive oil, capers, garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper. (Makes 1 1/2 cups.)

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