Roasting fish with olive oil is another great recipe that needs olive oil and when you use olive oil frequently, you will find that you need an olive oil cruet.
One cup extra virgin olive oil
- One lemon
- One three pound red snapper, or grouper, or sea bass
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Three garlic cloves
- Two tablespoons parsley
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Find a large baking dish that the fish will fit in. Lightly drizzle the olive oil around the pan. Crush the garlic cloves, slice the parsley, and cut the lemon into wedge slices. Put the fish inside the dish and then baste with the olive oil and garlic. Then add the parsley, salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 45 minutes. You will need to pull occasionally and baste again. The thickest part of the fish should be opaque when poked with a knife to know if it is done. Place the fish to a plate and cut off the head, tail, and the two top fillets as well the central bone. Drizzle with the olive oil and serve with the lemon slices.