FISH BAKED IN SALT (PESCE AL SALE)


One of the easiest and fastest ways to prepare an excellent fish dish.

INGREDIENTS:

1 kg (2.2 lbs) coarse sea salt

1.3 kg (3 lbs) whole white flesh fish, such as sea bass, red snapper or porgy

½ cup (125 ml) still water

1 lemon

extra-virgin olive oil, to drizzle

coarse sea salt, to taste

 

METHOD

Preheat oven to 500°F.

In a bowl, mix salt and water together to form a paste.

Place fish on baking sheet and coat thoroughly with salt paste.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Remove salt crust and season with lemon juice, olive oil, and salt to taste.

Tips:

Dorade is a popular fish from the Mediterranean Sea.

Serving it in salt is a great way of preparing this fish, as it preserves its texture and moistness.

It is very important to use coarse sea salt for the casing as no substitute will do.

 

 

 

 

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