Eating freshly caught fish by the sea surely has to be one of the culinary highlights of summer.
Back home you might like to try to recreate that relaxed and special feeling.
One of the most popular special fish dishes in Italy is Sea Bass, or Branzino.
Find a good reliable fishmonger and get him to prepare it for you with care and you will be guaranteed to have a special meal. Just be careful with the bones, many a romantic evening has been nipped in the bud by fish bones stuck in throats.
Wash and dry the fish and try to remove as many scales and small bones as possible.
Tuck cloves of garlic and sprigs of rosemary inside the fish.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and lay on a baking tray.
Bake in the oven at 200 for 25 minutes then cover with foil and let rest for about ten minutes.
If you would like to add some spice to life try this rice as a side dish.
Gently fry some chopped onion and some cumin seeds then add basmati rice and cook as according to instructions on the packet. Add turmeric to give it a nice golden yellow colour and season with salt and pepper.
Prepare a tomato salad with chopped onion, chives and fresh parsley.
If liked make a salad of thinly sliced courgettes dress with lemon and olive oil and thin slices of parmesan cheese. Remember to always colour your plate.
|Ready for the oven|
|When cooked sprinkle with fresh parsley and add lemon slices|
|Fry chopped onion fresh cumin seeds and turmeric to make a rice dish that will add colour and spice|
|Decorate your rice dish with more chopped fresh parsley|
|Side salads of courgettes and tomatoes add colour|
|Carefully prepare your fish|