Pesce in Crosta di Sale

Whole Fish Baked in a Salt Crust

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Fish, lean meats (beef tenderloin, for example), and even potatoes can benefit from baking in a salt crust. The crust encourages the food to cook evenly, while keeping it moist. The salt in the crust also serves to season the food, while the egg whites seal the crust so that the steam doesn’t escape.

Here we use branzino and serve it with a sauce of lemon juice whisked with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Alternatively, the fish may be served with salm