Sea bass with fennel

Cooking time: 30 min
Difficulty: easy

Preheat the oven to 180 C / 350 F. Sprinkle the dried fennel inside the cavity of the fish. Make several diagonal slashes on each side of the fish, brush it with olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Bake, turning and brushing with more olive oil occasionally, for about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Make a bed of fresh fennel slices on a serving dish and place the sea bass on top. Gently warm the brandy ina ladle, then pour it over the fish and ignite. Serve when the flames have died down.


Coll. (2010), "The Silver Spoon", Phaidon, 609

Suggested wine
Bianco del Ticino DOC
Fr. 29.50

Serves 4

  • large pich of dried fennel
  • 1 kg / 2 1/4 lb sea bass, spines trimmed, scaled and cleaned
  • olive oil, for brushing
  • 50 ml / 2 fl oz brandy
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh fennel slices, to serve