Roast Sea Bass with Tomatoes, Thyme & Lemon

Roast Sea Bass with Tomatoes, Thyme & Lemon


Prep time: 10-12 minutes
Cooking time: 31-40 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 1 whole sea bass (about 1.4kg), gutted and cleaned
  • 2tbsp rapeseed oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 7 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 4 thyme sprigs, plus extra to garnish
  • 4 parsley sprigs, plus extra, to garnish
  • 1tbsp cracked coriander seeds
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 500g sautéed potatoes and 320g steamed green beans, to serve

Nutritional Information

  • 509kcal
  • 27.1g fat
  • 4.2g saturates
  • 32.5g carbs
  • 8.2g sugar
  • 7.9g fibre
  • 37g protein
  • 0.6g salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas mark 6. Grease the base of a dish just big enough to fit the whole sea bass with oil.
  2. Score the skin of the seabass, season with salt and pepper and lay in the prepared dish.
  3. Place some of the shallots, garlic, lemon slices, thyme, parsley and coriander seeds inside the fish. Scatter the rest over the fish. Drizzle with the oil, pour over the tomatoes and cover with tin foil.
  4. Place in the oven for approximately 20-25 minutes, until the flesh is flaky and cooked through. Serve at the table in the cooking dish, garnished with the thyme and chopped parsley, with the sautéed potatoes and green beans.

** Recipe from Fish is the Dish- **