Baked Branzino

A Few Words…

I happen to be one of those people who love fish. I make salmon at least once a week and vary it up by changing the spices.

Then I heard about branzino and I had to try it!! So delicious and you don’t have to fuss. You could bake it or cook it on the barbecue grill and if you don’t want to serve it with the citrus sauce, you can leave it out!

Baked Branzino

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Servings: 2-4 (depending on the size of the fillets


  • 2 branzino fillets, skin removed and boneless
  • Salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tbs. olive oil

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs. zest from a lemon
  • 1 tbs. zest from an orange
  • 1 tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbs. fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbs. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. olive oil

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Put both fillets on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil over the fish and then season with salt and ground pepper.

Bake until the fish is opaque and will flake with a fork - about 12-15 minutes. Alternatively you can bake the fish on a hot barbecue grill for about the same time. If the fillets aren’t even in thickness, it may take a bit longer to cook.

If you’re using the citrus dressing mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. I grated the zest from both fruits first and then juiced them.

Drizzle the sauce over the cooked fish and garnish with citrus slices. The fish is delicious without it too!