Branzino Arrosto

Roasted Marinated Sea Bass


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The River Café Cookbook

By Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers

Published 1995

  • About

The grilling of the skin before baking gives the bass a distinctive and interesting flavour


  • 1 × 2.25 kg (5 lb) sea bass, scaled and cleaned but not filleted
  • 2 tablespoons


Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Preheat the grill.

Put half the fennel seeds and some salt and pepper inside the cavity of the fish, brush the skin with a little olive oil and grill for about 5-6 minutes on each side until the skin is lightly charred.

Place half