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  • Baked Whole Fish in Sea Salt
 
  • Baked Whole Fish in Sea Salt
 

Baked Whole Fish in Sea Salt

Baked Whole Fish in Sea Salt
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  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time10 mins
  • Cook time30 mins
  • Serves4 - 6
  • HardwoodMesquite

Celebrate your fresh catch in a new way. Wood-fired and baked in a salt crust, this fish is tender and naturally delicious. A delicate seasoning of fresh herbs and citrus make this deep water swimmer a surefire winner.

Ingredients

  • 2 (1.5-LB) WHOLE BRANZINO
  • 10 SPRIGS THYME
  • 1 LEMON, SLICED
  • OLIVE OIL
  • LEMON, FOR SERVING
  • 10 EGG WHITES
  • OLIVE OIL
  • LEMON, FOR SERVING

Preparation

When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to High and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

Clip the fins and remove the gills from the fish. Stuff cavity with thyme and lemon slices. Whip the egg whites to soft peaks and fold in the sea salt. 

In an oven safe dish, lay down half the egg and salt mixture and place the fish on top. Place the remaining salt mixture over the fish pressing to completely and tightly enclose the fish. 

Place directly on the grill grate and bake for 30 minutes or until a thermometer poked through the salt crust and into the flesh of the fish registers an internal temperature of 135-140 degrees F. Remove fish from the grill and let stand 10 minutes. 

Using a wooden spoon, strike the crust to crack it open and brush remaining salt from the surface of the fish. 

Remove the skin and drizzle fish with good olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. Enjoy!

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  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time10 mins
  • Cook time30 mins
  • Serves4 - 6
  • HardwoodMesquite

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