8 Easy Sea Bream Recipes

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Are you looking for new ideas in the kitchen? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Sea bream is a fish with a mild flavor that is usually enhanced by herbs, vegetables, and toppings. Sea bream recipes are exactly what you need for a fast, tasty, and healthy meal.

This fish has many important nutrients and is versatile when it comes to preparation. You can either bake, sauté, or grill the fish to preserve its benefits. In this article, we will show you how to cook sea bream in 8 delicious ways!

Easy Sea Bream Recipes Guide

  • Crazy Water Sea Bream

Ingredients

  • 2 gutted and cleaned sea bream
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ chopped red chili
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • ½ pound small potato
  • Chopped parsley
  • Small handful capers

Step by step instructions

  1. Put half of the oil in a frying pan and heat it. When it starts sizzling, put the fish into it and cook for about 5 minutes or until it turns brown. Turn the fish to the other side and add the garlic to it. Cook for another minute then adds the tomatoes and chili. Pour the wine and let it bubble for a bit, then season with salt and pepper and add ½ a cup of water.
  2. Uncover the pan and put the heat to medium-high. Simmer for about 15 minutes until the fish is cooked well – when the flesh feels soft and eyes turn bright white. 
  3. Take the fish out the pan, but don’t turn off the heat. Add parsley and capers and boil for another minute. You can serve the fish with sauce on the same plate, or you can do it separately. Sprinkle a bit of oil when you serve the fish on a plate. 
  • Tandoori Sea Bream

Ingredients

  • 2 sea bream fillets
  • Olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 2 green chilies 
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric 
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 3.5oz butter 
  • ½ lime juice

Step by step instructions

  1. This is one of the many Indian sea bream recipes. Mix all ingredients except fish and oil to get the tandoori butter. You can do by hand or in a food processor, just blend it until smooth. The butter needs to be sealed properly to last. It can last about a week in a fridge or a couple of months in a freezer. 
  2. Put the oil in a pan and let it heat up. Place the fish in a pan after seasoning it and cook for about 5 minutes until it is almost cooked and crispy. Flip the fish carefully and add a tablespoon of tandoori butter and let it melt. Depending on the way you decide how to cook sea beam, you can serve it with green beans or crushed saffron potatoes. 
  • Baked Sea Bream With Coriander and Potatoes

Ingredients 

  • 4 whole sea bream
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1 bunch coriander
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Pinch saffron
  • Pinch dried chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 limes juice
  • Handful pine nut
  • Handful sundried tomatoes
  • 4 thin slices pancetta

Step by step instructions

  1. Heat your oven to high. Slice the potatoes in thin slices and put them in a pan with salted water. Boil the potatoes then carefully drain them. Put them in a baking tray that you oiled beforehand. Scatter over with a bit of coriander, saffron, chili, and garlic. 
  2. This is one of the sea bream recipes that you have to prepare the fish for. Just cut the flesh down to the bone to allow faster and more evenly cooking. Rub it with olive oil and season evenly. Put the fish over the potatoes in a baking tray and top with pine nuts, tomatoes, wine, and lime juice. Use pancetta to lay it over the fish and bake until the fish turns golden brown. Season the fish the remaining coriander when serving. 

4. Roasted Sea Bream with Olives and Potatoes

Ingredients 

  • 2 whole sea bream
  • A handful of small black olives
  • ½ pound potato
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Large flat-leaf parsley
  • Small glass white wine
  • Half a lemon

Step by step instructions

  1. This recipe is an ideal one if you need to know how to cook sea bream for a whole family easily and quickly. Heat your oven to high temperature. While waiting for it to heat up, cook the potatoes for about 10 minutes in boiling water. Cut the potatoes and let them cool off. Put them in a bowl and season with salt and pepper, lemon zest, 1 tbsp olive oil, ½ chopped parsley, garlic, and olives. 
  2. Place the parsley in the cavity and season the fish. Put the fish over potatoes and sprinkle the rest of the olive oil. You will need to bake it for about 15 minutes or until you notice crisp edges on the potatoes. Drizzle with wine and bake for another 10 minutes afterward until the fish is cooked thoroughly. 
  3. Once the dish is cooked, bring it to the table and scatter over the rest of the parsley. Keep the white wine juices to use as a seasoning. This meal goes well with spinach. 

5. Tikka-style Sea Bream

Ingredients 

  • 2 whole sea bream
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated root ginger
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic gloves
  • 6 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons mild chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 3 teaspoons cumin seed

Step by step instructions

  1. Use a sharp fillet knife to remove the skin of the fish on both sides. Mix the garlic and ginger and season with salt and pepper, then rub the seasoning all over the fish. 
  2. Mix spices, oil, and yogurt with the remaining seasoning in a separate bowl. Coat the whole fish in the mixture, inside and out. Put in a fridge to chill for a bit and prepare for cooking. 
  3. If you’re looking for a way how to cook sea bream on a barbecue, this recipe is an ideal one. Preheat your barbecue and cook straight on the rack. You can also use a foil to wrap the fish in it to avoid sticking. It will take about 8 minutes for each side to cook the fish thoroughly. 

6. Sea Bream with Chili, Lime Salsa, and Mango

Ingredients

  • 4 whole sea bream, cleaned and descaled
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning 
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 ripe mango
  • zest and juice 1 lime
  • 1 red chili 
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 8oz green bean
  • Small bunch coriander
  • Rice

Step by step instructions

  1. Let your oven to preheat to medium-high temperature. Make a few little cuts on each side of the fish. Mix the oil and lime zest and rub it in the fish, but make sure the seasoning gets to the cavity and the cuts. Lay the fish on a baking tray and cook it thoroughly, for about 12-15 minutes. 
  2. Make sure the skin is charred by turning the grill to high and cooking for a few more minutes. Let the fish rest for a couple of minutes when it is done. 
  3. Mix the lime juice, coriander, spring onions, avocado, chili, mango, and seasoning for the salsa. Cook the beans for about 4 minutes in a separate pan (it needs to be boiling water). Serve the fish with salsa, beans, and rice and enjoy one of the most delicious hot sea bream recipes! 

7. Sea Bream with Salsa Romesco

Ingredients 

  • 2 whole sea bream, gutted and scaled
  • Sautéed or buttered new potatoes
  • 2 lemons
  • 20oz red tomato
  • 3 red peppers 
  • 1 red chili
  • 1 garlic clove
  • About 2oz blanched hazelnuts
  • Flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar

Step by step instructions

  1. Preheat your grill to high. Start by grilling the peppers on a baking tray for about 20 minutes. Place them in a plastic bag and leave them for about 15 minutes. Peel the skin once they’re cooled. You need to tear or cut the peppers’ flesh into strips. 
  2. Grab a bowl and mix chili, garlic, tomatoes, and grilled peppers in it. Add oil, vinegar, hazelnuts, and roughly chopped parsley leaves. Leave the salad for a few hours if you can to get the best taste. 
  3. When you decide to cook the fish preheat your oven to medium-high temperature. Score the flesh on each side after rinsing and drying the fish. Put a couple of lemon slices and parsley stalks in cavities. Oil the baking dish and place a few more lemon slices on top of the fish. Scatter with remaining parsley, drizzle with more olive oil, and season the fish well. Roast it for about 20-25 minutes. 
  4. Once you serve the fish set the potatoes and the bowl of salad alongside and enjoy! 

8. Garlic and Rosemary Sea Bream

Ingredients

  • 1 whole sea bream
  • 1 small dried chili
  • 6 cloves roasted garlic
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • Fresh rosemary
  • 2fl oz extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of sea salt

Step by step instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to medium-high. Use a sharp knife to remove the fillets from the bone. Lay the fillets onto the parchment paper (that you placed on top of aluminum foil beforehand). Put the garlic cloves on top.
  2. Scatter over some rosemary leaves and crumble the dried chili. Season with olive oil, wine, and sea salt. 
  3. Seal the paper tightly around the fish and place it in a roasting tray. Roast it for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven. 
  4. Unfold the foil carefully and place the fish onto a serving plate. Squeeze over some fresh lemon and chopped parsley. 

FAQ

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Q: Is sea bream and sea bass the same?

A: 

No, sea bream and sea bass are not the same fish. Species of bream are legion while there’s only one type of sea bass. Sea bream is also usually considered a better fish than sea bass among fishermen. Still, they are both highly prized and delicious fish. 

Q: What does sea bream fish taste like?

A: 

Whether you are cooking fillets or a whole sea bream, it will definitely be a filling meal. A lot of chefs consider sea bream (especially Mediterranean sea bream) to be one of the tastiest of all fish. It has a satisfying meaty texture and a clean taste. 

Q: How do you prepare sea bream?

A: 

There are many different ways you can prepare sea bream. You just need to decide whether you want to eat it as a whole or as fillets (chefs recommend eating it whole for a better taste). Then it is totally up to you to decide whether you want it cooked, grilled, baked, or fried! Check our sea bream recipes or a cookbook to get some ideas!

Q: Is sea bream bony?

A: 

Yes, sea bream is a bony fish. It is recommended to buy a larger fish to make dealing with small bones easier. Also, a larger specimen will have a better meat-to-bone ratio, thus making removing bones easier. Cut through the thickest part of the fillet to check for the doneness. 

Q: Is sea bream fish healthy?

A: 

Yes, and it is considered as one of the healthier fishes. It is rich in many important nutrients such as phosphorus, niacin, selenium, and vitamins B6 and B12. Sea bream is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, like every other fish. 

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Preparing sea bream is pretty straightforward and easy. Once you decide how to cook sea bream and which recipe you want to follow make sure you don’t miss any of the listed ingredients. Follow the steps for the best results, but also add anything you think will make the recipe better. Try preparing whole fish instead of fillets for the best taste. 

Watch out for bones if you’re giving sea bream to kids. It would be best to remove the bones beforehand.

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