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Murcian Baked Fish Recipe - Pescado Murciano


Murcian Baked Fish - Pescado Murciano

Murcian Baked Fish - Pescado Murciano

Lisa Sierra (c) 2010 Licensed to About.com Inc.
Easy baked fish from Murcia is a typically healthy Mediterranean dish. A whole fish is surrounded by garlic, vegetables and white wine, then drizzled with olive oil before it is baked. The dish takes 30 minutes to prepare and is very colorful. Serve with rice.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings


  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1-5 lb (2 kg) whole fish, such as seabream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz (125 ml) water
  • 8 oz (125 ml) white wine
  • 1 sprig Italian parsley
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • few tablespoons olive oil


Heat oven to 400 F (200C) degrees.

Peel and cut the onion into thin rings. Rinse and slice tomatoes and zucchini in rounds. Peel and thinly slice the garlic clove.

Clean the fish. Salt both inside and out. Sprinkle with parsley.

Line a large open broiler pan with aluminum foil. Place fish in pan and drizzle olive oil over top.

Arrange slices of onion, zucchini and tomatoes in pan around fish. Place garlic slices and pine nuts on fish.

Pour in water and white wine into pan. Bake in pre-heated oven on middle shelf for approximately 20 minutes.

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