whole baked fish

with lemon salt and aioli

  • 1 x 750g whole fish, such as snapper or bream, scaled and gutted+
  • 100g softened butter 
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed 
  • lemon wedges, to serve

lemon salt

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind 
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt flakes 

aioli

  • ½ cup (150g) whole-egg mayonnaise 
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (390°F). To make the lemon salt, place the lemon rind and salt in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.
  2. To make the aïoli, combine mayonnaise and garlic. Set aside. Use a small, sharp knife to make small slits in the fish skin. Combine the butter and garlic and spread ½ a tablespoon of the butter mixture in the cavity of the fish. Spread the remaining mixture over the fish. Place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper and bake for 30–35 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with lemon salt, aïoli and lemon wedges. Serves 4.

+ Get your fishmonger to scale and gut the fish for you.

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