Overhead photo of cooked sea bream with citrus slices and a side of vegetables

Baked Sea Bream with Orange and Lemon

Sea Bream is a delicate yet flavorful fish that gives its best when baked or grilled whole. The addition of citrus, gives it an amazing aroma which will make your tastebuds sing.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword baked fish, BBQ grilled fish, roasted sea bream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 2 Sea Breams
  • 3-4 sprigs Lemon Thyme
  • 3-4 sprigs Parsley
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 Onion minced
  • 2 tbsp EV Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • Pink Peppercorns optional


  • Clean and wash thoroughly the fish, then pat dry and set them aside.
  • Cut the orange and lemon in thin slices, then season the inside of the fish belly with salt.
  • Mix together the minced onion, garlic and lemon zest, then spread it inside the fish belly.
  • Add the orange and lemon slices and fresh parsley inside.
  • Drizzle a baking dish with olive oil, then add the stuffed Sea Breams.
  • Top with other slices of orange and lemon and some sprigs of Lemon Thyme.
  • For an extra kick of flavor, add some pink peppercorns on top or inside.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for 40-45 minutes.


I served the fish with a side of honey glazed carrots and sautéed garlic broccoli.