Dry Dock Fish Company’s Branzino Recipe

Here’s another version that comes from our Fish Monger, Dry Dock, at our local Farmers’ Market.

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Dry Dock Fish Company’s Branzino Recipe

Ingredients

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1 stick unsalted butter, softened or 1/2 C olive oil to make it CLEAN
1 tablespoon finely chopped capers
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Salt to taste
Four 1– to 1 1/4-pound whole Branzino or striped bass, scaled and gutted
1 lemon, sliced into 8 rounds
4 large rosemary sprigs
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. In a medium bowl, mix the butter with the capers, lemon juice and parsley and season with salt. Keep at room temperature.
  2. Season the Branzino cavities with salt and stuff 2 lemon rounds and 1 rosemary sprig in each. Season the fish with salt.
  3. In a large, ovenproof skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil until shimmering. Add 2 of the branzino and cook over medium heat until the skin is browned and crisp, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the fish to a large rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 stuffed branzino. Roast the fish in the oven for about 10 minutes, until just cooked through.
  4. Serve whole or filleted, passing the caper butter at the table
  • Author: Curry Girls Kitchen

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