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Salt Baked Family fish

Salt Baked Family fish
Gesamt: 2h 20minAktiv: 20minSchwierigkeit: Super EasyHauptspeisenEuropäisch

Super simple and straight forward recipe perfect for big gatherings and lazy evenings!

It must be said that its is crucial that both the salt and the fish are of the best quality! I also recommend using limoncello on the marinade.

For better results its better to get big fish ( of around 3kg or more like Sea Bass or Ombrina ( even a red snapper if you can find one and feel a bit like splashing out ;)

This recipe should serve up to 6 people and paired with a nice white wine ( or a natural wine like a heinrich) and a simple salad can make your dinner with friends or family special.


  • Wolfsbarsch, im Ganzen
    3.000 g Wolfsbarsch, im Ganzen
  • Meersalz, grob
    1.000 g Meersalz, grob
  • 250 ml Weißwein
  • Ingwer
    250 g Ingwer
  • Zitrone
    3 Stk. Zitronen
  • Dill, frisch
    10 g Dill, frisch
  • Petersilie, frisch
    10 g Petersilie, frisch
  • Olivenöl
    50 ml Olivenöl
  • Knoblauchzehe
    1 Stk. Knoblauchzehe


  • Backform (26 cm Ø)


  • 01 / 05

    Start with your whole fish. Ask your supplier to give you the fish with the scales on!

    Start by marinating the fish

    Grate your garlic and ginger and rub your fish everywhere with the olive oil, limoncello, garlic, and ginger ( maybe a bit of pink pepper corns or normal pepper for a bit of heat)

  • 02 / 05

    After 30 min stuff the inside of the fish with the whole dill, parsley, some ginger slices, some lemon slices. So the aroma of this igredients can penetrate the fish.

  • 03 / 05

    Prepare the salt mixture by combining the salt with the white wine. For this we are looking for a "wet sand texture. Once this is finished get your baking tray and make a layer on the bottom of the pan with salt. Place the fish and cover it with the rest of the mixture ( everything except the head)

  • 04 / 05

    On a pre heated oven at 210 degrees bake your salt covered fish for around 45-60 min. you will know the fish is ready wehn you put a toothpick through the salt and it comes out moist while some liquid coming out.

  • 05 / 05

    Take out of the oven and let rest for 5-10 min.

    Gently take the salt from the fish and carefully take the skin out to reveal the juicy and tender flesh. Portion on the spot and enjoy with a nice glass of wine!

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