Three steps to dinner

Here’s the recipe for the easiest way to cook fish that I know.*
You need:

1) Some fish
2) Some herbs (optional- I used fennel tops)
3) Salt

Step 1:

A thin layer of salt in the pan.

Step 2:

Add fish (with herbs in their bellies if you’re using them)

Step 3:

A thin layer of salt to blanket the fish. (coarse salt is easier to remove after, but fine salt works too)
Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.

Scrape off the salt and serve.
Part of a balanced dinner.


* Recipe adapted from the very excellent Pauper’s Cookbook by Jocasta Innes.

12 thoughts on “Three steps to dinner

  1. I *do* wish Americans didn’t always insist on fillets…whole fish can be difficult to find.
    I might have to journey down to the dock soon, and try to get ahold of some before they’re cut! Great, easy, TASTY method!
    And Lord knows, there are plenty of fennel fronds out there to cut down!

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