• 45 m
  • Medium

Serves 4


For the fish

  • 2 whole ASC certified sea breams (600-800gr), gutted and scaled
  • salt & pepper
  • virgin olive oil
  • 100gr. breadcrumbs

For the beetroot puree

  • 3 boiled beetroots, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • zest of 1 lime
  • ½ lime juice
  • salt & pepper
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

For the lentil salad

  • 100gr. fine lentils
  • 1 laurel leaf
  • 2 scallions finely chopped
  • 10 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 tablespoon olives, sliced
  • 4 fresh mint leaves finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons molasses

For the olive-lemon dressing

  • 8 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon
  • 1 teaspoon mustard

Instructions / directions

Lightly carve the fish with a knife on both sides and spread some olive oil over the skin. Season with salt and pepper and coat with the breadcrumbs.

It is preferable to prepare the beetroot puree and the lentil salad first and leave the fish preparation last.

For the beetroot puree

Puree all the ingredients, except for the yogurt & the pumpkin seeds, in a blender.

Add the yogurt & seeds and stir gently.

For the lentil salad

Boil the lentils in water, with the laurel leaf, for approximately half an hour. Strain and mix with the remaining ingredients. 

For the olive-lemon dressing

Add all ingredients in a shaker and shake until homogenized.

For the fish

Heat a grilling pan and cook the fish for approximately 12’ on each side.

Once the fish is cooked, serve on a plate with the lentil salad and the beetroot puree.

Optionally pour the lemon-olive oil dressing over the dish.

Variation: The fish, beetroot puree and lentil salad can be combined on a barley rusk to make a healthy snack


This recipe is brought to you by Kefalonia Fisheries

Kefalonia Fisheries is a premium sea bass & sea bream producer established in Greece in 1981. Dedicated to preserving the time-honored way of life on a Greek island, the company raises pure, natural seafood in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean, using traditional methods. Kefalonia Fisheries offers a wide range of products of superior quality, authentic taste and excellent nutritional value, including the XL sea bass, the sustainable alternative to wild caught fish, favored by renowned chefs and seafood lovers across the world.

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