Something Fishy


When cooking fish I find it challenging to get it just right on the stove-top or under the grill, but when I use the oven it always goes like a dream…

In this recipe you can use a whole fish or fillets.


1 or 2 whole white fish or fillets – about 400-500g works for 2 adults and 2 children, based on a 140g portion for an adult

Home-made fish stock, or chicken stock if fish not available

1 leek

1 or 2 carrots or more if that’s what you fancy!


1 lemon

garlic cloves

Black pepper

Sea salt


Clean and gut the fish if necessary, rinse and pat dry.  If using whole fish, make diagonal cuts across the skin on one side and on the other create a criss-cross with the diagonals.  Place in dish with this side up.  Add all other ingredients and put in the oven at 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 for 25-45 minutes – adjust according to whether you are cooking a large whole fish or small fillets.


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