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Greek Oven Baked Sea Bream Recipe

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Dinner, healthy, Oven baked
Servings: 2
Calories: 477kcal


  • 2 sea breams about 500-600 grams each
  • 7 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2-3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • ground pepper
  • kosher salt
  • parchment paper
  • aluminum foil


  • Preheat oven to 230°C/446°F.
  • Prepare the fish. Remove its scales with a fork. Open the belly and remove the fish innards. Rinse well
    Fresh Sea Bream
  • On your working surface lay a large piece of aluminum foil. On top add a large piece of parchment paper. Put the fish on top.
  • With a sharp knife make a lengthwise incision at the center of the fish's belly. (on both sides)
    Seasoning Fish
  • Season well with kosher salt. Add some in the belly and at both the incisions you just made.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice. Pour half of it over the fish.
  • Cut one garlic clove into very thin slices and sprinkle over the fish.
  • Season using half the amount of oregano and some ground pepper.
    How To Prepare Sea Bream Fish
  • Fold the parchment paper at each end. Start by folding envelope-like and than secure tightly. Wrap the aluminum foil well around the fish, making sure there aren't any holes for the steam to escape.
  • Repeat process for the next fish . Add the fishes in a baking pan.
    Fish In Aluminum Foil
  • Add about 2 fingers of water in the pan. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
    Oven Baked Fish
  • NOTE: At half an hour check to see if there is still any water left in the pan. If not add a bit more so the fish won't stick to the bottom.
  • Greek Sea Bream


Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 38g | Sodium: 0.1mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g