When it comes to fish and seafood, my preferred approach is to keep it simple.
These gems of the sea are good however way you prepare them. With fish in general, the added flavours that bring out its goodness are simply these: a bit of acidity, lemon pairs very well and brings out the flavours of the ocean. Herbs go very well with fish and add an appetising aroma to the whole dish. I love coriander with fish and seafood, always my personal choice. Parsley is also very good. Dill brings out the flavours of oily fish such as salmon, tuna, trouts…etc and garlic is just perfect with fish. You will need a bit of oil to keep the fish moist and add depth to the flavour. Olive oil is very healthy, and works very well with fish, it is always my oil of choice. For variation/an Asian impression try sesame or peanut oil. That is about it really. Anything else is just an added extra. However, less is more with fish as you don’t want to mask its original and unique flavour.
This recipe is simple, and very easy to prepare.
Best of all, this recipe is super healthy, and is a good option if you are trying to keep it light, healthy and filling. Light food is optimal during the hot summer days, the last thing you want is heavy rich foods that will leave you feeling extra full and heavy. With that said, I like to place herbs and lemon slices at the bottom of the baking dish and place the fish on top. This elevates the fish allowing room for the aromatic steam to cook it to a flavourful perfection.