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  • 2 large whole Branzino fish or similar mild-tasting white fish (ask your fishmonger to clean, gut and scale the fish for you or do it yourself)
  • 4 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 3 Tbsp. squeezed lemon juice
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • dry parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil for the pan
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • potatoes, thinly sliced or cubed 1/2 inch thickness
  • bell peppers, sliced
  • fresh parsley or your favorite herb for the garnish


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Rinse and pat dry fish.
  3. Make three or more slits on both sides of the fish.
  4. Make a seasoning mix by combining: melted butter, olive oil, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and squeezed lemon juice.
  5. Mix well and adjust to taste.
  6. Place fish on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  7. Brush fish with seasoning mix on both sides, inside the cavity and the slits.
  8. Insert fresh minced garlic, sliced onion, and lemon slices inside the fish cavity.
  9. Insert lemon slices into the slits.
  10. Add sliced bell peppers, potatoes, and the rest of the sliced onion to form a frame around the fish.
  11. Add wine and the remaining seasoning mix over the veggies.
  12. Dust with additional paprika, salt, and dry parsley.
  13. Bake for about 30 minutes uncovered or until the fish flakes easily and the potatoes are soft.
  14. Drizzle with lemon juice and dripping from the seasoning.
  15. Garnish with fresh herbs (parsley) and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Crafty Cooking by Anna