Baked fish with fennel

    1 hour 15 min

    This baked fish recipe works with most fish that keep its shape when baking. It is very easy to prepare and the fresh fennel imparts a fantastic but subtle flavour that works so well with fish.


    Staffordshire, England, UK
    7 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 110g (4 oz) fresh fennel, finely chopped
    • 1 heaping teaspoon dried thyme, or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
    • zest of 1/2 a lemon
    • a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar
    • 2 whitefish fillets, about 450g (1 lb) - cod, halibut, coley, etc.
    • 3 rashers streaky, unsmoked bacon

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Mix the fennel with the lemon zest and thyme in a small bowl with the olive oil and vinegar.
    2. Spread the mixture on one fillet, and place the other fillet on top.
    3. Wrap in cling film and leave in the fridge for half an hour. Meanwhile set the oven at 200 C / Gas 6.
    4. When ready to bake, wrap fish in bacon and bake in an ovenproof dish for 20 minutes in the preheated oven.

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    I put this mix inside a whole seabream and some on the skin (left out the bacon) and barbequed it for about 10 mins. Scrum-diddly-umptious.  -  22 Dec 2015