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Salt Baked Fish -- You might be surprised to learn how easy it is to make salt baked fish... And the results are an incredibly moist and well-seasoned fish with a gorgeous presentation | wearenotmartha.com

Salt Baked Fish

You might be surprised to learn how easy it is to make salt baked fish... And the results are an incredibly moist and well-seasoned fish with a gorgeous presentation!
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Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Eclectic
Keyword: Impressive Dinners, Unique Fish Recipes, Whole Fish Recipes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Makes: 3 -4 servings
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 2-3 lbs. whole fish like red snapper or branzino (either 2 smaller fish or 1 large fish), cleaned and gutted
  • ¼ grapefruit, sliced into rounds
  • ½ lime, sliced into rounds
  • 6-10 mint leaves
  • 1- 3 lb. box Morton Coarse Kosher Salt
  • 6 large egg whites

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Stuff fish with grapefruit slices, lime slices, and mint leaves (see recipe notes for alternative stuffing)
  • In a large bowl, mix together kosher salt and egg whites until mixture resembles wet sand.
  • Spread about 1 cup of the mixture on the bottom of a large baking sheet to create a "bed" for the fish. Lay the fish on the bed. Use the rest of the salt mixture to completely coat the fish, gently pressing down.
  • Bake fish for about 30 minutes (or until fish has an internal temperature of about 135 degrees). Remove from oven and let cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • Use a mallet to gently crack the salt coating away from the fish.
  • Serve fish as is or remove the skin and fillet before serving.

Notes

Alternative stuffing: ¼ of a small onion, sliced; ½ lemon cut into rounds; and a small bunch of parsley
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