Gilthead Bream – not really a recipe!

Gilthead bream is a fish from the Mediterranean and one which I have discovered relatively recently. It’s absolutely delicious and well worth a try. You might be lucky and get it in the supermarket but it is worth going to a specialist fishmonger’s if you have one locally in order to ensure that it is really fresh. In France it is known as dorade and in Spain as dorada.

This isn’t a recipe but just a way that I like to serve it.

Heat some sunflower oil in a roasting dish, add some chopped red onion and chopped celery and put in the oven for about 20 minutes. Then add some plum or cherry tomatoes cut in half and put back in the oven until nicely roasted.

Meanwhile wrap the bream in some foil together with a knob of butter. Put in a medium/hot oven for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Serve the bream with the roasted vegetables and some steamed new potatoes.