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Whole Roasted Fish

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Keto, Paleo
Keyword fish, seafood
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 100 kcal


  • 1 whole White fish (red snapper branzini, sea bream or sea bass)
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • Crushed black pepper (to taste)
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves (halved)
  • 1 Garlic clove (thinly sliced)
  • olive oil
  • 6-8 Thyme stalks
  • 3-4 Lemon wedges
  • Cookie sheet (or baking pan)


  1. Heat the oven to 450 degrees (F).
  2. Make 4 1-inch long slits in each side of the fish. Place a slice of garlic in each slit.
  3. Rub the entire fish in olive oil, and sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper, to taste.
  4. Add 4-5 stalks of thyme, the lemon wedges, garlic cloves, and a bit of extra sea salt inside the slit made by the butcher in the fish’s belly.
  5. Place the fish on a cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil. Garnish with the remaining thyme stalks, and squeeze lemon juice over the fish.
  6. Roast the fish for 20-25 minutes. You’ll know the fish is done when it’s very fragrant, and the eyes are cloudy.
  7. Remove the fish from the cookie sheet, and squeeze a little extra lemon juice or olive over the top, to taste. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Whole Roasted Fish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.001g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 0.1g0%
Protein 21g42%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.