Baked Seabass with Fennel
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2
Cook your whole fresh seabass the Italian way with this easy-to-follow recipe. Only 6 ingredients but full of Mediterranean flavours.
  • 2 fresh whole sea bass, scaled and gutted
  • 1 fennel bulb, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • A handful of basil leaves, roughly torn
  • A small handful of black olives
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Rinse and dry the fish. Season all over, then stuff the cavity with some fennel slices, lemon and basil. Scatter the olives and any leftover fennel, basil and lemon into a roasting tin.
  2. Place the sea bass on top. Drizzle each fish with the oil and bake for about 30 mins or until cooked through and starting to brown.
Recipe by George Hughes Fishmongers at