Recipe: Whole Roasted Branzino


This next recipe is stupid easy, but your friends or hot date is gonna think you are a cooking goddess/god.

What you need:

  • 1 whole branzino cleaned

  • Olive oil

  • Salt

  • Garlic powder

  • 1 Lemon

Preheat Oven at 425℉  

Douse that fish inside and out in olive oil, salt, garlic powder.

Squeeze half a lemon all over the fish. Slice up the remaining half of lemon and place inside of fish. And if you want to get real fancy, you can zest about a teaspoon of the lemon and sprinkle it all over the fish.

Throw in preheated oven at 425 for about 30 mins.

Serve with roasted potatoes or couscous, and please be careful of bones. Choking in front of your friends or date is a really bad (funny) way to end the evening.


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Alex Chester is the creator and producer of the theatre company WeSoHapa - a theatre based on diversity and inclusion. She is a New York City based columnist for On Stage Blog and contributing writer for and HuffPo. She also hosts a podcast with fellow writer Melissa Slaughter,  We're Not All Ninjas.  Follow her on Twitter/Instagram @AlexFChester if you like food and cats.