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Step by step.... How do I cook my seabass?

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chimchar Fri 03-Dec-10 18:41:59

I stupidly bought two little whole seabass from the reduced counter. They have heads and everything on them. I want to oven them in foil. Have bought fresh lemon and parsley to go with it. What exactly do I have to do..... Head off etc before I cook them? How long do they need to cook for and at what temp? They weigh 250 g each if that helps!

chimchar Fri 03-Dec-10 19:02:28

Shameless bump!

smallwhitecat Fri 03-Dec-10 19:08:48

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chimchar Fri 03-Dec-10 19:22:13

Perfect! Thanks so much. Will go and have a look at that now.

Am scared!!! blush

moondog Fri 03-Dec-10 19:24:38

Don't be.Impossible to fuck up.
I've just eaten a trout that I gutted, laid on spinach with some lemon and a good basting of olive oil, salt and ppper before wrapping loosely in foil asnd baking for 30 mins.

smallwhitecat Fri 03-Dec-10 19:24:43

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chimchar Fri 03-Dec-10 19:28:28

I fucking love mumsnet!

Will report back later when I've cooked the poor buggers!

chimchar Fri 03-Dec-10 19:30:00

Oh yeah, do I get the heads and tails and fins etc off before I cook?

Will check with nige slater now!

chimchar Sat 04-Dec-10 09:03:43

ok. i did it. it worked, but i didn't really like it that much!

we enjoyed, but i don't think i'll be rushing to buy it again. thanks for your help though...and the nigel slater tip was ace!

ta. smile

Bucharest Sat 04-Dec-10 09:07:32

Next time, buy course sea salt, cover the fish totally and bake. The salt forms a hard crust and it kind of dries the flesh out a bit (I find sea bass a bit slimey, prefer bream)

T'is my fave way of doing fish. You hack th salt crust off before serving, but are left with lovely salty bits still.

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