Branzino Mediterranean


This branzino recipe is simple, healthy, and delicious. This Mediterranean fish, also known as "Greek Sea Bass," should be cooked whole. The fish cavity can be stuffed with lemon and other ingredients for added flavor. It is a very mild-tasting and versatile fish. The oregano and lemon make it truly Greek cuisine that many will enjoy. It can be found wild-caught in many stores. You can also try grilling it and flipping it over once. Enjoy!

close up view of Branzino Mediterranean garnished with lemon slices on a white platter
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 whole Branzino (sea bass) fish, cleaned

  • 4 lemon wedges, divided

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • ½ cup white wine

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves

  • ¼ cup chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil into a large baking pan; add red onion and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Place 2 whole fish into the baking pan. Stuff each cavity with 1 lemon wedge, 1 rosemary sprig, and some of the red onion in the pan. Pour white wine and lemon juice over fish and sprinkle with oregano. Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over fish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork, about 25 minutes.

  5. Gently slide a spatula between the bones to separate fish; remove all the bones. Serve fish on a platter; garnish with parsley and 2 lemon wedges.


If desired, sprinkle red pepper flakes on top of the fish before cooking to add a little zip to the flavor.

Vegetables such as celery, pepper, or tomatoes can also be added to the pan and fish cavity.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

380 Calories
13g Fat
7g Carbs
53g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 380
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 53g
Vitamin C 25mg 126%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 855mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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