Sea Bass Baked With Onion and Honey

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“This is an easy recipe to pull together. If you're being really indulgent you'll want one fish each. But if you have a few side dishes, one fish per two people will be enough for a taste of this treat. We serve it with mashed potatoes (with some of the extra onions mixed in) and green peas.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 whole sea bass, cleaned (about 350g each)
  • 1 large white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 -6 sprigs thyme
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil, for drizzling


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C (about 400 F).
  2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and gently sauté the onions and garlic until soft, about 5-8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, use a sharp knife to score the outside of the fish.
  4. When the onions are soft, take them off the heat.
  5. Pull the thyme leaves off the stem and mix in with the onions.
  6. Season to taste and let cool.
  7. Smear the honey on the inside of the sea bass, then fill with the onion mixture.
  8. Use kitchen string to secure the fish.
  9. Lay the fish in a baking tray and sprinkle over some salt and pepper.
  10. If you have extra onions you can also set them in the tray.
  11. Drizzle over the olive oil and bake on the top rack of your oven for 20-25 minutes.

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