BAKED FISH IN FOIL WITH LEMON AND MINT

BAKED FISH IN FOIL WITH LEMON AND MINT

A baked fish in foil with a dash of crunchiness with a lemony and minty taste.

Try it. So good and quick to make. You will want to make it over and over again.


FISH IN MEDITERRANEAN DIET

The signature food of the Mediterranean Diet is eating fish or any kind of seafood at least three times a week. The fish became famous in Spain in the 3rd Century during the Roman Empire. Later, the fish became a symbol of religion and Christianity. In the Mediterranean countries, a fish represents a lucky charm used to clear bad fortune. In Egypt, fish was usually consumed as the first meal upon entering a new build house. In Persia, it is eaten during the New Year to bring good luck and success.


After living in Spain for over a year, I can assure you that I have never consumed more fish or seafood in my life. Luckily, Spain is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Thus, the Fish Market in Spain is very huge and there is fish everywhere. What I found interesting is that Spaniards will eat any fish they catch from the sea.


Whole Fish stuffed with lemon and mint
Whole Easy Fish in Foil ready to be baked.

CHOOSE SUSTAINABLE FISH

I often see at the fish market more of the overpopulated fish than the extinct ones, such as shark, swordfish, or tuna. The type of fish I see often is the small whole fishes such as trout, sea bass, golden, hake, or perch.

If you are from the US and you want to cook whole fish, the best choices are tilapia, red snapper, sea bass, or trout. Also, be cautious about buying fish in the US.


HOW TO MAKE IT?

The whole fish is easy to make. After she cleaned the fish, the lady at the fish market suggested that I rub olive oil on the fish. Also, she advised me to add natural sea salt and fresh pepper. I added some lemons and mint to the cavity, then baked at 220C or 425F for 20-24 minutes. The whole fish is ready to serve. If you prefer a more detailed whole fish recipe, I found this one very close to mine but I love it too.

For this recipe, you need only 6 ingredients, a 5-step process, and 25 minutes of your precious time and it is done.

Try my other recipe such as Grilled Fish on a Bed of Carrots.


Easy Baked Fish with Lemon and Mint Recipe
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Baked Fish in Foil with Lemon and Mint

A baked fish in foil with a lemony but minty taste. Try it. Quick and Healthy. You will want to make it over and over again.
For this recipe, you need only 6 ingredients, a 5-step process, and 25 minutes of your precious time and it is done.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Baked Fish Recipe, Diabetic-Friendly Recipe, Mediterranean Fish Recipe
Servings: 2 people
Author: Livia Dabrowski

Ingredients

  • 2 whole small fresh fish
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Natural Sea Salt
  • ½ tbsp Fresh Black Fresh Pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint

Instructions

  • Rinse and pat dry the fish and cut slits through the top part of the fish
    Whole Fresh Fish ready for baking
  • Spread with your palm of the hand olive oil all over the fish, in the cavity and all over.
  • Add salt and pepper all over generously and stuff it with lemon and mint
    Whole Fish stuffed and ready to be baked
  • Bake on 220 C/425F for 18-20 minutes.
  • Ready!
    Easy Baked Fish with Lemon and Mint Recipe


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