11. Roasted Sea Bass
1 whole sea bass (about 1.3-1.8kg), gutted and scaled
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 lemons ( 1 for juice and 1 for lemon slices)
Salt and pepper, roughly chopped
5 small tomatoes
handful of parsley chopped
Preheat oven to gas mark 5/190°C (170°C in a fan oven). Wash sea bass inside and out. Make about 6 slashes across the flesh of the fish, line a roasting pan with baking paper and place the fish on it.
Mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, and parsley. Season the fish with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Drizzle the olive oil mixture all over the fish.
Put into oven and roast uncovered for about 20-30 mins – the flesh should feel firm to the touch and should be flaky and white. Remove from the oven and let it rest for 5 mins before serving. To serve, flake the sea bass with a fork garnished with tomatoes and fresh lemons. Serves 4-6