baked sea bream in foil
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Whole sea bream baked in foil.

One of the best and tastiest fish dishes, healthy, easy and quick to prepare.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Whole sea bream baked in foil
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling time 3 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 294kcal
Author Authentic Italian Cuisine


  • 2 Whole Sea Breams of about 300 gr. Each gutted and scaled but with head and skin on
  • 2 Clove Garlic
  • 1 Spring Fresh Thyme
  • 1 Spring Fresh Parsley
  • 12 Cherry Tomatoes
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper Optional


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4.
  • Rinse the sea breams under cold water and place them on a plate.
  • Layout a sheet of aluminum foil for each sea bream big enough to wrap around it and place a sheet of parchment paper on top of the foil.
  • Grease the parchment paper with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and place the fish on top.
  • Stuff the inside of each sea bream with a garlic clove, a spring of thyme, some olive oil and a pinch of salt.
  • Top each fish with 6 cherry tomato halves and one spring of the parsley chopped, then sprinkle with more olive oil, salt, and ground black pepper.
  • Close the parchment paper by rolling the edges tightly then close the aluminum foil in the same way.
  • Place on a baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes.          
  • Let it cool for 2- 3 minutes then remove the aluminum foil.
  • Serve the Sea Bream closed in the parchment paper.



 Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the fish.