Thursday, April 22, 2010

Honey Filled Orata Baked in Foil

Honey Filled Orata Baked in Foil

This recipe mixes the sweetness of the honey together with the sour taste of orange and Mediterranean herbs aroma. Baking in foil preserves this tasty combination resulting in seafood course that will make you feel like you were dining on the beach.

Ingredients (serves 4)
4 medium sized orata (gilthead sea breams)
1 orange
4 tablespoon orange honey
1 thyme sprig
1 rosemary sprig
4 sage leaves
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon minced chives
olive oil

Clean the fishes, removing fins and scales, and score the belly removing the gut. Mince the herbes removing their woody parts and mix them with honey and pepper. Fill the fishes belly with the honey mix. Place each fish over some aluminium foil, long enough to wrap it completely. Peel the orange and cut it in slices, placing one over each fish. Drizzle with oil and close the foil so to create a tight packet that won't allow the juice to exit. Preheat the oven at 400F, when hot place the packets in and let them bake for about 15 minutes. Serve the fish very hot, still wrapped in foil.

(Alessandro Guerani is a professional photographer specialized in food shooting. He lives in Bologna, Italy, and is available for assignments to create the images you always craved. Read the "About me" or contact him using the "Mail me" in the blog menu above.)

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8 commenti :

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

A wonderfully simple yet elegant dish, the ingredients and preparation are perfect.

Bon appetite!

Joy said...

That is a great way to prepare fish. I have to keep an eye out for orange honey...I don't think I have seen that yet.

Stella said...

Absolutely beautiful photo as always. The fish sounds so simple and delightful too!

Rochelle said...

Lovely photo and great sounding fish! I wish I lived closer to the ocean so we could get one that looks this great!

Justine said...

I haven't heard of orata before, but the recipe sounds lovely!

shayma said...

i used to eat a lot of orata when i lived in Rome- absolutely adore it. your photography is mythical- as are the recipes. best wishes, shayma

Brie: Le Grand Fromage said...

i also have not heard of orata, but it sounds delicious. i love the simplicity of the recipe - and the photography is amazing as usual!

Sari said...

I love the photo, it's absolutely gorgeous! I've never heard of orata before but the recipe looks wonderful. I like the combination of fennel, orange and honey.

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