Fish with baker’s potatoes

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By Mark Hix

Published 2012

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This is a great way to cook firm-fleshed fish like bass, sea bream or snapper. The juices from the fish run into the potatoes as it’s cooking and the whole dish can go straight from oven to table.


  • 2 large baking potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 fennel bulbs, cleaned and thinly sliced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 190°C/gas mark 5.

In an oven-proof serving dish large enough to fit the fish, lay the potato and fennel slices in the dish in alternate layers, lightly seasoning every other layer and finishing with a neatly arranged layer of overlapping potatoes. Pour over