Salt baked sea bass

Ingredients, serves 2
  • 1 whole sea bass (approx. 800 g)
  • 2kg coarse salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 bunch thyme
  • 200g mixed salad leaves
  • Edible flowers
  • Lemon juice
  • Oil
  • Salt
Method

Carefully clean and gut the fish, rinse and pat dry.

Beat the egg whites until stiff.

In a bowl, mix the coarse salt with the grated zest of 1 lemon and a few sprigs of thyme. Add the beaten egg whites and mix.

Cover a baking tray or pyrex dish with baking parchment. Cover the base with a layer of the salt mix approx. 1-1.5cm high and lay the sea bass on top. Gently top the fish with the remaining mix until completely covered. Then bake at 200°C for 40 minutes.

At the end of the cooking time, remove the sea bass from the oven, leave to cool for a few minutes then break open the salt crust and remove the fish. Divide into two portions.

Place the salad leaves and edible flowers in a bowl, make a dressing using the oil, lemon juice and salt and gently toss with the salad.

Serve the sea bass with the dressed salad.