Easy To Make Mediterranean Style Oven Baked Sea Bream

Easy To Make Mediterranean Style Oven Baked Sea Bream


Fishes are great as a light dish, for lunch or dinner, on the warm summer days. In fact, They are also great at any other time or season. Fishes are easy to digest and don’t leave that heavy feeling you have after eating meat.

The fact that fishes have great nutrition values and easy to make makes them an easy choice for lunch or dinner.

Mediterranean Style cooking

The sea bream is an excellent fish for all types of cooking. It is a delicate fish that excels with simple recipes.

This is why the Mediterranean cooking style uses olive oil, fresh herbs, and lemon is the perfect match for an oven-baked sea bream. Simple, fast, and tasty.

Mediterranean Style Oven Baked Sea Bream

Mediterranean Style Oven Baked Sea Bream

Course Tags fish, Main Course
Cuisine Tags Mediterranean
Keyword Tags Baked Fish, Fish, Fish And Chip, Sea Bream, Sea Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 126 kcal
Author Hanan Evyasaf


  • 5 Whole Sea Bream Gutted and Scaled
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 Bunch Of Parsley
  • 4 Cloves Of Garlic minced
  • 20 Springs Of Thyme
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper


Cleaning the fish

  1. I always check to see if the fish guy did a good job cleaning the fish and the scales mostly around the head and under the gills cover.

    The best technique to check and scale the fish is to go over the fish with a knife from the tail toward the head. the blade needs to be almost parallel to the fish body with only a slight angle.    

    Checking the Sea Bream for scales
  2. Wash the fish and pat it dry with a paper towel.

Making the fish

  1. Heat oven to 180C/356F.

    Baked Sea Bream
  2. Cut one of the lemons to half on its long side. cut the lemon into 2-3 millimeter slices. 

    Cutting the lemon for the baked sea bream
  3. Squeeze the other lemon and place the juice in a bowl. add the olive oil, garlic, salt, and black pepper. mix well. 

    Oil mixture for baked sea bream
  4. Brush the belly of the fish with the oil mixture. 

    Brush the belly of the sea bream with oil mixture
  5. Take few springs of parsley, a spring of thyme and 2 slices of lemon and stuff them into the fish belly. fill all the other fishes the same way.

    Stuff the belly of the sea bream with herbs and lemon
  6. Place the fishes on a baking tray. brush the fishes with the oil mixture. It is important to sink the brush into the bottom of the bowl when brushing the fishes because all the garlic and spices sink to the bottom of the bowl. this way we ensure the fishes get well spiced.

    Flip the fishes and brush the other side the same way.

    Brush the sea bream with oil mixture
  7. Roughly chop some parsley leaves.

    Chopped parsely
  8. Spread on the fishes some chopped parsley, spring of thyme and slice of lemon.

    Place some parsely and thyme on the sea bream
  9. Bake the fishes for exactly 21 minutes and they are ready. 

    The fishes go well with white rice, potato gratin or baked vegetables.

    Bon appetite. 

    Mediterranean Style Oven Baked Sea Bream


  1. A simple technique to check if the fish is ready is to stab it in the head area with a fork. if the meat is white and falls apart easily the fish is ready. 

    check to see if the sea bream is ready

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