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Lemon & Rosemary Baked Fish

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients

Rosemary, lemon, and capers are a marriage made in heaven for white fish. This recipe is simple, and makes any white fish taste special, without too much cooking. For a real southern Mediterranean feel,...


  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and sliced
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves stripped and roughly chopped to release the oils
  • ½ cup capers (about 1 small bottle), drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 to 8 pieces white fish, center-cut fillets (about 1½ to 2 pounds) (cod, sable, scrod or halibut)
  • 2 to 3 lemons, thinly sliced into rounds
  • ½ cup water mixed with juice of 1 lemon
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
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Nutrition Facts


212 cals


10 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

6 g


6 g


1 g


3 g


28 g


1351 mg


  1. Mix the garlic, rosemary, capers, lemon zest, and olive oil in a bowl. Roll the fish in the oil and herbs. Leave to sit in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
  2. While the fish is marinating, preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Put the fish in a shallow baking dish in a single layer. Cover with the remaining marinade. Season with salt and pepper. Layer the lemon slices over the fish, overlapping them to look like scales. Pour lemon-water mixture around the fish.
  4. Bake on a high shelf for 15-20 minutes or until the fish is just done. The lemon slices will be golden and caramelized.
  5. Take the fish out of the oven and let it sit for about 5 minutes to steam and finish cooking. Serve immediately.

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