Albanian Fish (Peshk) is a popular dish especially in towns and restaurants near the sea and lakes. All around Shkoder lake have lots of fish restaurants with fresh lake fish being served in a variety of ways. When Albanians cook at home they buy the fish freshly caught, larger fish is sliced into chunks and cooked with vegetables, whereas smaller fish are cooked in fish marinades and served whole.
Sea bass is one of my favorite fish, it can be cooked in so many ways but I believe the best way is always in the oven!
Albanian Garlic Infused Sea Bass Fish (Aromë Hudhër Peshk Levreku)
Serves: 2 people
Cooking time: 50 minutes
- 2 Large Sea Bass Fish (Prepped for Cooking)
- 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 4 Tbsp Garlic Oil or 2 Garlic Gloves (crushed)
- 2 Tbsp Parsley (Dried or Chopped)
- 2 Tbsp Juice of a Lemon
- Salt and pepper
Take the fish out of the fridge, rinse with cold water before cooking.
Take 2 sheets of foil the length of the fish plus 4 inches extra each end and lay them out on a flat surface.
In a bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice pepper, salt, and parsley together and brush over the middle of the foil where the fish will sit.
Place one fish on each foil in the middle and brush the mix over the top and inside of the fish.
Bring the two long edge up to join and fold together, bring the edge up and scrunch together so the seal is tight but forming a loose dome around each fish.
Place in a baking dish and into the oven at 180 degrees for 45 minutes.
Switch the oven off but leave the fish inside to continue to steam in the foil dome for another 30 minutes.
Serve the sea bass in the foil with side salads and bread.
Enjoy this Albanian garlic infused sea bass fish!
There are a lot of Albanian fish recipes that involve garlic, I have found investing in a garlic-infused olive oil has brought out the flavor well in this fish marinade.