Sea Bass With Lemon And Potatoes

  • by XpatAthens
  • Friday, 20 February 2015
Sea Bass With Lemon And Potatoes

In Greece, summer is always combined with good fish. The last time I was in the local market I got a large sea bass to cook. I have to say that it is not an easy task to cook a big sea bass but its sure worthwhile. Well, so how do you do it? Hmmm… I guess there are different ways but usually I love putting the fish in a foil and baking paper to cook it. It makes the fish cook really nicely and keeps all the flavours and taste. The following is a simple recipe I think that anyone can do and cook a nice fish without a lot of trouble as the only thing s/he needs to do is …leave it in the oven!


1 LARGE SEA BASS (enough for 2)
1 onion chopped in large pieces
2 cloves of garlic chopped
A small bunch of parsley
Aluminium foil and baking paper
Salt and pepper
2 potatoes
1 teaspoon mustard
Olive oil

Step by step for baking our sea bass

Ask the fisherman to clean our sea bass as it’s a bore to do it by ourselves.

Add salt pepper on all sides of the fish.

In a glass we add a teaspoon of olive oil together with the juice from half of a lemon and add a little bit of water. Add our sauce to all of the sides of the fish spreading it with your hands.

In a big baking pan we add on top a big piece of aluminium foil and then on top of it we cover it with the baking paper.

Place the fish on the middle and add on top of it and inside its belly, the onions and the garlic. We add also slices of half of a lemon.

We cover the fish with the aluminium foil and the baking paper so it can be covered from all sides keeping the juices in.

Put it in a preheated oven (220C) for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

For the potatoes

Cut the potatoes in small pieces and place them in a baking pan.

Mix in a glass the juice from the lemon that has remained together with olive oil a teaspoon of mustard, oregano and water. Stir them really well and spread the sauce on all the potatoes and mix them using your hands.

Place them in the oven.

Ideally you should put them in at the same time and time it correctly. Usually it takes 30 minutes for the potatoes –if they are cut into small pieces.

Add the parsley at the end when you serve it.

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