One of my all time favourite fish dishes this Greek Style Baked Fish is zingy, citrusy and so moorish. The combination of lemon juice, olive oil and garlic, with the olives and fish is just so delicious!
In a nut shell, to make my Greek Style Baked Fish you make a mixture with lemons, olive oil and butter, and you dip your pieces of fish into it before dipping the fish in flour. Then you sear the fish, add the lemon mixture to the pan, now with added garlic and transfer to finish cooking in the oven.
When it comes out of the oven you add olives and parsley and spoon over some Tzatziki. It is just lovely. I serve it with steamed greens and mashed potato, or a lovely green salad and crusty bread.
Greek Style Baked Fish with Lemon & Garlic
- 700 grams Ling, or any firm white fleshed variety of fish
- 5 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup Parsley, roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp Olive oil, for frying
- 1/2 cup Mixed olives optional
- 1/4 cup Lemon juice
- 1/4 cup Olive oil
- 2 tbsp Butter, melted
- 1/3 cup White flour
- 1 tsp Ground coriander
- 3/4 tsp Sweet paprika
- 3/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black pepper
Preheat oven to 200 fan bake.
Mix the lemon mix ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
On a plate, mix the fish coating mixture together.
Cut the fish into portions and pat fish dry with a paper towel.
Dip fish in the lemon mix, then in the flour mix and shake off the excess flour.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on a medium heat in a heavy based pan, preferably one that can then go into the oven.
Add the fish and sear on each side, just quickly as we aren’t cooking the fish in the pan, just giving it some colour. About 1 minute each side.
Remove from heat.
Add the garlic to the left over lemon mix, stir, and pour over the fish.
Place pan in the oven and cook until fish is cooked. Mine took around 12 minutes.
Sprinkle with parsley and olives and serve with store bought tzatziki.