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Whole Roasted Branzino with White Peach Relish

Whole Roasted Branzino with White Peach Relish
  • lunch
  • entrée
  • 4 servings
  • 30 minutes

Recipe by Liz McCune of www.EatSeattleTours.com.



  • 2 Whole Branzino (Mediterranean Seabass)- gutted and scaled
  • 2 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon
  • red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup olive oil

White Peach Relish

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp shallot
  • 2 white peaches diced
  • 1 Tbsp preserved Lemon (or, 1 tsp lemon zest)
  • ½ tsp ginger (minced)
  • ½ tsp white wine vinegar

Cooking Directions:

White Peach Relish

  • Melt 2 Tbsp butter in saucepan over medium low heat. Once fully melted, add shallot to cook for 5 minutes (if shallot starts to brown reduce heat). Add peaches, preserved lemon, ginger and vinegar. Cook for 15 minutes then set aside to prepare fish.


  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat olive oil over medium heat adding sliced garlic and red pepper flakes. Turn off stove and let the oil infuse with the garlic and red pepper flakes for 10 minutes. Once ready to cook the fish remove the sliced garlic from the oil.
  • Make sure the whole Branzino is gutted and scaled and washed thoroughly. Pat dry with paper towel.
  • Place Branzino in oven-proof pan with non-stick coating (like Le Creuset). Massage the infused oil all over the inside and outside of the fish. Salt & pepper the inside cavity and add lemon wedges inside as well.
  • Place seasoned Branzino in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, gently flip fish on other side and cook for 4 more minutes on other side. Turn the broiler on to brown the fish for 4-5 minutes. Remove from oven and serve whole fish with a scoop of peach relish and garnishes.

Garnish with basil leaves and fried shallots

  • Fried Shallots: slice shallots finely, heat ¼ C vegetable oil in non-stick pan to medium high. Fry shallots until fully brown. Remove and place on paper towel.

Time: 30 minutes. Serves 4-6.

Want To Try This Recipe On The Grill? Here are a few tips.

  • Heat the grill up to very hot, making sure the grill is super clean and the fish is well oiled. Cooking whole Branzino for 6 minutes each side, gently flip the fish using a fish spatula. Make sure to not move the fish once it is place on the grill. This will ensure the nice grill lines form.

Recipe by Liz McCune of www.EatSeattleTours.com.

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