This recipe is for a tasty sea bream tray bake. A quick and easy to make recipe that will be popular with the whole family. It pairs this firm white fish with peppers, cherry tomatoes and for some contrast texture, pine nuts. The bright colours make for a good looking dish.

This cooking method will work well for most firm flesh fish such as sea bass, john dory or cod.

Preparation time will be about 20 minutes, allow a further 40 minutes for cooking time. Ingredients below are to serve four people – it is easy to scale the quantities for more or less people.

Ingredients For Sea Bream Tray bake

2 sea bream whole or filleted from Walter Purkis & Sons
3 red peppers, deseeded and cut into chunks
250g pack cherry vine tomatoes
1 red onion, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
100ml dry white wine
15 pitted green or queen olives
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tbsp toasted pine nuts
Zest of 1 lemon and juice of ½, plus wedges to serve
Handful fresh basil leaves, chopped
Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
4 tbsp plain low-fat yoghurt
4 folded flatbreads, warmed, ready to serve

Cooking Method For Sea Bream Tray bake

Pre-heat your oven to 180ºC/fan 160ºC/gas mark 4.

Toss the red peppers, tomatoes and onion with the oil the arrange evenly in a roasting tin , and season well with salt and pepper. Roast for around 30 minutes. Halfway through the cooking, add the white wine and olives, and stir the vegetables together to ensure they are cooking evenly.

Remove the tray from the oven. Arrange the fish, skin-side up, in the tray and top with the garlic. Bake for 5-6 minutes until almost cooked through.

Pre-heat the grill to high and pop the tray under the grill for 2-3 minutes to crisp up the skin. Scatter the fish with the pine nuts, lemon zest, basil and coriander and a pinch of pepper.

Mix the yoghurt with the lemon juice.

Serve the fish with the yoghurt, flatbreads, tortillas or pitta bread and a squeeze of lemon juice.

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This sea bream recipe comes from the Fish is the Dish website where you can find this and lots of other fishy recipes.