Look at this salt crusted baked fish! I am preparing myself for this recipe for years already. Really! Not sure why I always thought why this recipe is so complicated. Maybe because it looks so fancy. I really don’t know, but this sea bass baked in salt crust makes a beautifully moist fish, which is perfect for these sunny spring days!
Anyhow, some days ago, we bought fresh sea bass and I was thinking how should we prepare it as I was fed up with oven baked or grilled sea bass. Don’t get me wrong, simple baked or grilled fish is always yummy, but I was searching for something new!
I said to Basti, I will finally investigate salt crusted baked fish. After few minutes I thought, THAT’S IT? No, really, that’s it? You need salt, eggs and water! Yup, now I am mad on myself, why I was literally hesitating to do this for such a long time.
You can bake any fish in this salt crust, but this time we went for sea bass. It is really a super simple recipe, which is perfect as a quick solution for family gathering in the spring and summer.
Perfect side dishes for you salt crusted baked fish
I hope you love this salt crusted baked fish, as much as we do! If you make it, make sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! We are happy to hear your feedback and how you like this recipe! And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag BeastFeast on Instagram!
Salty Sea Bass
- 1 pcs Sea bass cleaned (ca. 800g)
- Fresh Thyme
- ½ pcs Lemon
- 2 kg Coarse Salt depends on fish size
- 2 pcs Egg Whites
- 200 ml Water
- Preheat the oven to 200°C
- Beat egg whites and mix in salt and water (you can first add 100ml water and if needed add the rest)
- Season inside the fish with salt and pepper, add lemon slices and thyme
- On a baking sheet (where you will bake the fish) add layer of salt mixture as a ‘bed’ for the fish, place the fish on it and cover the fish with the rest of the mixture
- Bake for about 30-35 minutes, be ready that crust is very, VERY hard so probably you will need to break it with a hammer or dumbbell in our case
- Once you break it, your fish is ready to serve
- Enjoy your BeastFeast!