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Salt Crusted Whole Fish
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Whole Fish Cooking Method


  • 1 whole fish (try red snapper or branzino)
  • A few lemons
  • 3 lb container kosher salt


  • Stuff the inside of the fish with plenty of lemon slices and place on a sheet pan.
  • Mix together  ½ cup of water for every 2 cups of kosher salt to form a paste. Mound the salt mixture around the fish, making sure to cover the bottom, sides and top (see picture above).
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 30 – 45 minutes, depending on the size of your fish. (The last time we made this, our fish was almost 3 pounds, so we baked it for 45 minutes.)
  • Crack open (it’s fun to do at the table!) and serve with your favorite salad and side dishes.