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Whole Roasted Fish
  • Recipe Servings: 2
  • Cook Time:
  • Fish rubbed with a lemon based marinade and oven baked.


  • 1 whole fish, rawas (weighing around 1 kg)

  • For the wet masala:
  • 10-12 cloves garlic
  • 2" knob of ginger
  • 2-3 preserved lemons (Can be substituted with)
  • 1 Tbsp zeera powder
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon powder
  • Coriander leaves, a handful
  • Parsley, a handful
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt, a pinch
  • Pepper, a pinch


  1. Clean, gut and scale the fish. Wash and pat dry.

    In a food processor, blend all the ingredients to a paste. Rub all over the fish inside and out.

    Lay the fish onto a baking tray and bake for 45 minutes in a moderate oven.
  2. Once the fish is baked drizzle some oil or lemon juice on it.
  3. Serve with a ratatouille.