Whole Roasted Branzino is one of my favorite meals – and super quick and easy to prepare and so good. I’ll admit, I got turned on to this recipe after I saw a Twitter video of Chrissy Tiegen’s mom making it for her and it looked too good…and now I make this weekly during the summer when the temperatures are high and I want a lighter, keto fish recipe. This branzino recipe uses the whole fish, head and all – don?t be afraid! – it won?t bite and is so delicious when done. What’s important when buying a fresh branzino is to ask the fish monger (aka the seafood counter attendant at the market) to clean and scale the fish…and if you’re squeamish, they can also remove the head. That way, you have a cleaned out and descaled branzino ready for this simple, light and super delicious recipe.


Branzino is such a flavorful white fish, that I really keep it simple with this branzino recipe:? I only use olive oil, salt & pepper, fresh rosemary and lemon slices with my branzino. I serve it with some fresh arugula coated with lemon juice and a drizzle of good olive oil, and a few cracks of fresh pepper and voil?! The perfect lunch or a light dinner.

 

Whole Roasted Branzino with a Fresh Arugula Salad

Whole Roasted Branzino is one of my favorite meals - and super quick and easy to prepare too. Don?t be afraid of the whole fish - it won?t bite and is so delicious when done. I keep it simple - I only use olive oil, salt & pepper, fresh rosemary and lemon slices with my branzino. I serve it with some fresh arugula coated with lemon juice and a few cracks of fresh pepper and voil?! The perfect lunch or a light dinner.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 1 serving
Calories 271 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole branzino cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons pink himalayan sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 cups fresh arugula
  • non-stick spray
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 lemon halved slice up one half, use remaining half to juice over salad

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with a non-stick spray (I use avocado oil)
  • Place cleaned branzino on the baking sheet and coat both sides and inner cavity with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on outsides and cavity as well.
  • Stuff 2 - 3 sprigs or rosemary and 2 - 3 slices of fresh lemon in cavity.
  • Bake / roast fish in oven for 20 minutes.
  • Serve branzino with arugula coated with juice of half lemon and remaining black pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 4664mgPotassium: 201mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 949IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 1mg
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