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Baked Bluefish

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Baked Bluefish (Fırında Balık)

Bluefish6 piece1200 gr
Salt2 teaspoon12 gr
Onion3 medium size210 gr
Carrot1 medium size100 gr
Tomatoe3 medium size400 gr
Lemon1 medium size75 gr
Olive Oil1/4 cup50 gr
Black Pepper1/2 teaspoon1 gr
Thyme1/2 teaspoon0.4 gr
Wax paper1/2 sheet


Wash bluefish. Sprinkle with salt. Put in a colander. Let stand for 15 minutes; drain. Cut 3 parallel slits crosswise with a sharp knife on each fish. Cut vegetables into 0.5 cm (1/4 inch) slices separately. Spread half of onions in well oiled shallow baking pan. Place other vegetables over onions in layers. Spread remaining onions. Arrange fısh over vegetables. Sprinkle with oil. Season with pepper and thyme. Top with pared and sliced lemon. Cover with aluminium foil or parchment. Bake in a moderate oven for 40 minutes. Serve hot.

Servings: 4

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy292 cal
Protein26,9 g
Fat17,1 g
Carbohydrates7,4 g
Calcium34 mg
Iron3,2 mg
Phosphorus353 mg
Zinc1 mg
Sodium849 mg
Vitamin A2345 iu
Thiamine0,05 mg
Riboflavin0,04 mg
Niacin0,58 mg
Vitamin C11 mg
Cholesterol82 mg

Regional Characteristics:

This recipe comes from the Marmara and Black Sea regions. Gray rnullet, bas bonito (short-fınned tunny) can be used instead of bluefısh. Served with lemon wedges either for lunch or dinner as a one course dish. A light dessert or plain fruit can be served afterwards.