How to make Roasted Sea Bream

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I have to admit, I am not a natural fish eater. Yet there are many people who can really appreciate a good piece of fish. Fish is in my eyes a luxury product. How often do you eat fish, once per week or maybe even once or twice a month. The moment you eat fish, it needs to be good. Today is your lucky day! I have a simple Greek Fish recipe for you. This time it’s not Moussaka or Souvlaki. In this article we will explain how to make Roasted Sea Bream.

What is the definition of Roasted Sea Bream

The meaning of Roasted Sea Bream is:

”Sea Bream is a freshwater fish that is also familiar under the name Gilt-head bream or in Greece Tsipoura. This fish is roasted in a pan or on the barbecue.”

About Sea Bream Greek Recipe

When you buy Sea Bream you have two choices: you buy a cleaned fish or you still have to clean it yourself. Or you should be lucky to have friends who are good at cleaning these fish, otherwise it could be a bit of work. The work will mainly consist of removing the scales, opening the fish and removing its guts. I recommend that you choose to buy the fish already cleaned. It saves some work and time, but if you like to do it yourself, you are of course free to do so.

The great thing about this fish is that you can bake it easily. You need a few ingredients and you can really make a fantastic dish. Because it is a Greek recipe, beautiful flavors must of course be brought together. To roasting the fish it will takes 10-15 minutes for each side.

Ingredients for Roasted Sea Bream

To make this fantastic main dish you need the main ingredient: Sea Bream. The other ingredients are: rosemary, salt, pepper, lemon, garlic and olive oil. You can find the recipe below. Do you want some food inspiration you can watch my YouTube channel. In the recipe below I use a baking pan, but you can also use the barbecue.


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Roasted Sea Bream

The best Greek recipe for Roasted Sea Bream you can find! It takes a couple of minutes, but this main dish is amazing! A perfect recipe for every home chef! Enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greece
Servings 2 Persons
Calories 630 kcal


  • Baking Pan


  • 800 gram Sea Bream (2 pieces)
  • Rosemary
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 50 ml Olive Oil
  • 2 gloves Garlic


  • Preheat a baking pan on medium heat and add a little bit of olive oil
  • Season the fish with Rosemary, Salt Pepper, Lemon Juice, Garlic and Olive Oil.
  • Put the fish in the pan and bake it for around 10-15 minutes.
  • After 10-15 minutes turn the Sea Bream on the other side.
  • Bake the fish for another 10-15 minutes.
  • After the fish is baked on the other side, turn the gas off and you can serve the fish! Season it with a piece of salt and pepper if you want!


In the instructions is 10-15 minutes for each side. It depends on the stove you use and how you like your fish. If you are cooking this fish to long its becomes dry. So 15 minutes is maximum. Just see how the cooking goes and decide if you need more or less time!


Calories: 630kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 70gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 401mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Roasted Sea Bream
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FAQ Roasted Sea Bream

Below you can find the most frequently asked questions:

What is Roasted Sea Bream?
Sea Bream is a freshwater fish that is also familiar under the name Gilt-head bream or in Greece Tsipoura. This fish is roasted in a pan or on the barbecue.

Which ingredients do I need for this recipe?
You need the following ingredients: sea bream, rosemary, salt, pepper, lemon, garlic and olive oil.

How long does it take to make the fish?
It will takes around 10 minutes for the preparation. 20-30 minutes for the cooking, depending on the 10 minutes or 15 minutes for each side. The total time will be 40 minutes.


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