As part of the What Fish UK Smartphone App we offer lots of fantastic sea fish recipes along with cooking instructions for each of our edible species. This recipe is for Roast Bass with Sweet Potato.
The quick and easy to cook dish uses fresh caught Bass and serves 2 people.
1 x Bass (Recipe is based on a 3lb fish)
2 x Sweet potatoes.
3 x Tomatoes.
2 x Garlic cloves.
3 x Tablespoons of Olive Oil.
1 x Tablespoon of chopped Dill.
1 x Tablespoon of Thyme leaves.
Ground Black Pepper & Salt to suit.
To prepare the Bass preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
Clean the Bass and de-scale it, then cut off all remaining fins and remove the head from behind the gill plates.
Next, cut 5 slashes into the skin of the Bass each side and then rub one tablespoon of olive oil along with all of the chopped dill, salt and black pepper and half of the thyme leaves, onto the fish.
Leave the Bass for 10 minutes to let the flavours marinate.
To prepare the potatoes and tomatoes, pour two tablespoons of olive oil into a large heavy-bottomed ovenproof pan.
Peel and slice the potatoes and put them in layers into the pan.
Next, slice the tomatoes, place them on top of the sliced potatoes and sprinkle with chopped Garlic and the remainder of the thyme.
Once the fish has had time to soak up the oil and herbs place it on top of the layered vegetables.
Place the pan into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
You will know when the dish is ready because the fish will be cooked thoroughly and the potatoes will be soft.
To serve, take out the fish, remove the bones and divide the fish into two pieces and layer each section onto the vegetables on two serving plates.
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