Salt Baked Fish

Salt Baked Fish

saltbaked

Probably the most simplistic yet delicious way to cook fish. This method dates back centuries, as salt was often easily accessible and a great way to preserve any protein. Great way to wow any dinner guests, with visual appeal and flaky, delicate fish.

1 3-4 lb fish cleaned and descaled, with head and tail intact
4 cups of coarse sea salt
1 oz brandy
1 orange, sliced
1 bunch rosemary

Mix salt with water, to create a sand like consistency. Make a layer of salt on the baking sheet, just big enough to fit the fish. Preheat oven to 400C.
Splash fish with brandy, make sure to coat it inside & out. Place sliced orange and rosemary inside the cavity. Place fish on top of salt lined baking sheet. Coat the fish with the rest of your salt mix, make sure to create a complete covering. 
Bake for 20-30 minutes. (Size of fish will vary cooking time)