Sea Bass

For 4 people. Cooking time: 30 min


  • 1 sea bass of about 1.5 kg —ask the fishmonger to gut it leave the scales on
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 bunches of fresh thyme or 2 table spoons of dried
  • 1 tablespoon of Pernod
  • 1 large baking tray — the grill pan is ideal and fill the pan with 4 cm water, this will keep the fish moist


  1. Pre heat the oven to 210'C.
  2. Baste the fish with the olive oil, Pernod, salt and pepper and put on the prepared baking tray and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Turn down the temperature to 180C and cook for a further 5-10 minutes, check to see the fish is cooked by inserting a knife into the flesh if it goes straight through then the fish is cooked.
  4. Serve with buttered new potatoes and broccoli.