This recipe owes a lot to the Italian and Greek way of dining - fresh ingredients, simple cooking method, and lots of good fat.
On the coast of Portugal, we have some of the best seafood in the world coming out of the cold Atlantic and the warmer waters down by the tip of Africa. How do you improve on what is already delicious? Add salt, olive oil, and carbs, of course! Pair this recipe with a fresh salad, and it's the easiest dinner you'll have all week.
- 1 seabream per person
- 2 potatoes per person
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 3 – 4 large garlic cloves, minced
- Olive oil (more than you'd think!)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat outdoor oven to 350 degrees Celsius.
Clean fish thoroughly, and rub with salt and pepper to taste. Line bottom of clay baking tray with the onion and garlic. Over this, pour your olive oil. Ensure the bottom of the tray is covered with the oil so that the fish does not stick. Lay your sea bream on top and place inside oven. It will take 30-40 minutes.
While fish is cooking, peel potatoes, quarter, and boil them until soft. Place them in the baking tray with the fish to crisp them up before eating. If you want to go full Portuguese, add more olive oil on top of them before putting them back in the oven....and then some more over all of it when it comes out of the oven, before serving!