To bake fish deliciously , it is not necessary to cook only according to complex recipes. It is enough to choose the right bream and prepare it for baking. It should take only fresh food, frozen carcass no longer possesses useful substances.
When buying fish you need to pay attention to its eyes, which should not be muddy or bloody – to abstain from this choice. Freshness can also be assessed by the gills and tail, since in a good product these areas are not dried and do not change their tint. Freshwater are often covered with mucus and their scales do not shine, but this is not a reason to abandon the product.
Bream is not only useful and affordable freshwater fish, but also tasty. At home, it is cooked in different ways: fried, baked or stewed. Depending on the selected ingredients and the presentation of the finished dish, it is possible to diversify the daily or holiday menu. In addition, it is low-calorie – only 107 kcal per 100 grams of product. The process of cooking bream in the oven does not take much time. You only need to choose your favorite recipe from the photo, as well as to prepare the main and additional ingredients.
After buying (or catching) fish, it is important to prepare it. Bream washed under running water, cleaned of scale and cut, all the insides, fins and tail are removed. Many cooks prefer to cook with scales and head, but at the same time they remove eye sockets and gills. It is recommended to bake fish of medium and small sizes in one piece, it is better to cut the big one into small pieces; canned fish from bream is made from very small carcasses in a jar at home. After cleaning, re-wash the fish, clearing it from mucus and leftover scales, and then blot with a paper towel.
Bream in sour cream, baked open
This step-by-step recipe is the easiest, but at the same time tasty and useful.
In addition to medium-sized fish, baking at home in the oven will require:
- 1-2 onions;
- 200 g sour cream medium fat;
- 1 lemon;
- some salt and seasoning to taste;
- dill or parsley to decorate the dish.
Squeezed lemon juice is added to sour cream, mixed with selected seasonings and salt. Then the mixture is rubbed on bream on each side and left to marinate for 20-30 minutes. At this time, you need to chop the onion in half rings and heat the oven to 180-200 degrees. After half an hour, the fish must be filled with onions (it is also possible to mix it with the sauce, if it is left) and put it on a baking sheet greased with vegetable oil. A stuffed bream goes to the oven for about 25 minutes, then you need to turn off the heat and leave for another 5-10 minutes. Get ready meal, put on a plate and serve with vegetables, potatoes or buckwheat.
Bream baked in a closed way
A juicier dish is entirely in foil with olive oil and garlic. It is not required to marinate in advance, so the cooking process takes less time. It is recommended to choose bream up to 0.5 kg, so that he has time to bake.
To cook fish in foil in the oven you need:
- bream, weighing about 300-450 g;
- 2-3 cloves of garlic;
- 1 tablespoon of vinegar 9%;
- 1 lemon;
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil;
- salt, spices and herbs to taste.
Before cooking, turn on the oven (heat to 190 degrees) and make a simple sauce: mix the chopped garlic with olive oil, lemon, add seasonings, vinegar and carefully move. Prepared mixture should be rubbed on a prepared bream. Cover the glass or metal dishes with foil, lay the carcass in it and pour over the rest of the sauce. It is important to wrap the foil tightly so that the fragrance does not come out. Baking bream in the oven takes about 20 minutes, to get a golden crust on top you need to open the foil and leave it in the oven for 5-10 minutes.
Before serving, fish spread out of the tank and cut into small pieces. It is also allowed to serve whole if the size of the carcass is small. From above, it is customary to supplement roasted bream with fresh herbs and vegetables. Tomatoes, sweet peppers and onions will do.
Bream baked in the oven with potatoes
Fish with potatoes is a more everyday dish, which can be supplemented with fresh vegetables and greens. Before you bake bream in the oven with potatoes, you need to choose a fish. For this recipe, it is recommended to take a larger size – about 800 g and cut it into fillets. So the dish will be more juicy and seedless, besides, it is convenient to serve it in portions.
Additional products will require:
- 7-10 medium sized potatoes;
- 3 onions;
- 4-5 tablespoons sour cream;
- 1 small bunch of dill;
- 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil;
- spices for fish, black pepper and salt to taste.
As mentioned earlier, the fish must be prepared: clean, gut, cut off the head, wash and dry, and then cut into small pieces. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees in advance, as preparing the dish for baking does not take much time. Potatoes are also peeled and cut into medium slices (no more than 1.5 cm wide), onions are cut into half rings. Baking should be covered with foil, put potatoes on an even layer and sprinkle with spices.
Spread onions on top and put pieces of bream on it. Sour cream mixed with spices, dill and salt, obtained sauce pour the fish and cover with foil. Send a baking sheet in the oven for 30 minutes in foil, then slightly open it and leave for another 10-15 minutes to get a golden crust. Cooked fish is served with vegetables or chopped greens.
Bream in the oven – a simple dish that is easy to cook and diversify by adding new foods. To get juicy fish is recommended to bake it in foil. Get a golden crust is possible by choosing an open method of cooking. However, the foil allows the dish not to burn and remove the whole fish from the pan. It is possible to replace it with parchment paper or use glassware for the oven. To prevent bones from being felt in fish, shallow cuts should be made on it every 2-3 cm.