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    Salt Baked Fish

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    23 mins

    3 mins

    20 mins

    KitchenManiac's Note:

    Always wanted to know how to make a salt baked fish? So did I...tried out quite a few recipes, and loved this one from Donna Hay's "flavours" cookbook. It is essential that your fish is FRESH.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220C).
    2. 2
      Wash fish and pat dry.
    3. 3
      Sprinkle the inside cavities of the fish well with pepper, lemon juice and the parsley sprigs.
    4. 4
      Spread two baking trays with half the salt.
    5. 5
      Place the fish on the baking trays and cover with the remaining salt.
    6. 6
      Press the salt firmly around the fish and sprinkle a little bit of water.
    7. 7
      Bake for 15 minutes, then allow the fish to rest on the trays for another 5 minutes.
    8. 8
      To serve, remove the salt in large pieces, and place the fish on serving plates.
    9. 9
      Serve with salad and lemon wedge.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 06, 2008


      Hubby love fish done this way in Italy. I always wanted to try doing it at home. This made the fish so moist. Well sure be making this again. Was so cheap to with the fish from a friend and the salad and herbs from my garden. So easy too.

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    Nutritional Facts for Salt Baked Fish

    Serving Size: 1 (15 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 4.0
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 0.1 g

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