Salt-baked whole fish

Keep it sustainable! We used Jacopever, a locally caught orange-hued fish.

Less than 45 minutes

Serves 4

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Ingredients:

  • 1 (about 1kg) whole Jacopever, scaled 
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced 
  • Handful fresh dill

 

Salt dough:

  • 1 cup (250ml) cake flour + extra for dusting 
  • ½ cup (60ml) coarse salt
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon or 2 limes
  • Handful fresh thyme
  • Handful fresh coriander 

 

For serving:

  • Fresh rocket, lime wedges, roasted baby potatoes and pink peppercorns

 

Method:

  1. Stuff cavity of the fish with lime and lemon slices, garlic and dill.
  2. Blitz together flour, salt, lime peel and herbs. 
  3. Add a little water while blitzing, enough to make a stiff dough.
  4. Roll dough out on a floured surface to about 5mm thick.
  5. Cover fish completely with the dough.
  6. Place fish on a greased oven tray and bake for 25 minutes at 200°C. 
  7. Place fish on a bed of rocket with the crust broken open (do not eat crust). 
  8. Serve with lime, baby potatoes and peppercorns as garnish.

 

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