0 0

Foil Baked Sea Bream

Mediterranean Recipe

Enjoy this exquisite flavor of Mediterranean Foil Baked Sea Bream, seasoned with dried oregano, black salt, and pepper. So delicious!

Share this delicious recipe:

Or you can just copy and share this URL:
Thank you!


Need to adjust?
2 sea bream
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt used black salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
6 sprigs parsley
1 lemon(s) sliced wedges for serving

And love - it is the main ingredient!


1 fish
Serving Size
93.2 g
8.8 g
5.6 g
1.1 g
Saturated Fat
1.4 g
80 mg
3.2 g
232 mg
Tap the "+" to expand/hide the nutrition info.

Please note that I am not a nutritionist. The nutrition information is provided for reference only and is approximate. It is calculated using one of the online calculators, like this one.



      About the Recipe


      This Mediterranean Foil Baked Sea Bream is greatly seasoned with aromatic dried oregano, black salt, and pepper, and drizzled with olive oil. Simply delicious!

      Foil baked Sea Bream with fresh lemon slices on a tray, in two hands.

      What is the Best Season to Make this Recipe?

      While sea bream is available year-round, the flavor is amazingly delicious.

      You can enjoy this foil-baked method any time of the year, especially when you crave some flavorful lemony taste.

      What are the Health Benefits of this Dish?

      Sea bream is not only a flavorful choice but also a nutritious one.

      Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, sea bream offers numerous health benefits, including improved heart health, brain function, and overall well-being.

      Additionally, baking the fish in foil helps to preserve its natural moisture and nutrients, making it a wholesome option for health-conscious foodies.

      Where Can I Buy the Required Ingredients?

      You can find all the ingredients for this recipe at your local grocery store or fish market.

      When selecting sea bream, opt for fresh, firm fish with clear eyes and a mild, briny aroma.

      If you’re unable to find black salt, regular salt will suffice, though the unique flavor of black salt adds a delightful twist to the dish.

      Foil baked Sea Bream with fresh lemon slices on a tray.

      Can I Substitute Any of the Ingredients?

      Feel free to adjust my recipe to your taste preferences or dietary restrictions.

      For instance, you can replace sea bream with other mild-flavored white fish such as snapper or tilapia.

      Additionally, you can experiment with different herbs and spices, such as cilantro, red paprika, and rosemary though the classic combination of oregano, black salt, and pepper complements the delicate flavor of sea bream beautifully.

      Can I Make this Dish Part of a Menu?

      Absolutely! Foil Baked Sea Bream pairs wonderfully with a variety of side dishes, making it a versatile option for any menu.

      For an appetizer, serve my delicious Shrimp in Garlic Sauce, Spicy Salmon Tartare, or Tuna Carpaccio.

      Add some Simple Boiled Red Potatoes as a side. Or serve with Cucumber Red Onion Salad or Garlic Tomato Salad for a complete and satisfying meal.

      For a dessert, go with my Apple Cinnamon Cake, Raspberry Pavlova, or Cherry Pavlova.

      Which Drinks Pair Well with this Dish?

      To complement the vibrant flavors of Foil Baked Sea Bream, I recommend pairing it with a light, refreshing white wine such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.

      Alternatively, a crisp rosé or sparkling water with a splash of lemon would also make delightful and simple accompaniments.

      How Long Can I Store the Leftovers?

      If you have any leftovers (though I doubt you will!), store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

      When reheating, gently warm the fish in the oven to maintain its moisture and flavor.

      Recipe Tips & Tricks

      • Ensure the sea bream is thoroughly cleaned and scaled before baking to prevent any unpleasant textures or flavors.
      • Drizzle the olive oil evenly over the fish to help seal in moisture and enhance its tenderness.
      • When wrapping the sea bream in foil, create a tight seal to prevent any juices from escaping during baking.
      • Garnish the finished dish with fresh lemon slices.
      • You may cut the head if you don’t like it.

      This Foil Baked Sea Bream is a testament to the beauty of Mediterranean cuisine. It is a simple and elegant dish!

      Delicious Foil baked Sea Bream with fresh lemon slices on a tray.

      Made this recipe?

      Please share your thoughts about this recipe in the comments below. What did you like the most? Did you make any modifications?

      Share the recipe with your family & friends and tag @HelenaRecipes on social media if you’ve made it! 😉

      Want another recipe?

      Follow me on Pinterest.
      And check out these other fish recipes that you will love:


      Check out my video. And, subscribe to my YT channel to stay tuned and enjoy other recipes!

      5/5 (2 Reviews)
      Get your copy of my Calendar 2024 and receive my hand-picked cooking-related content!Join My Readers


      5 min

      Prepare fish and preheat oven

      Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
      Rinse the sea breams under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. Place sea bream on a board. Score fish from both sides.

      1 min

      Season fish

      Season fish with black salt, pepper, and dried oregano. Place sea breams on a tray covered with foil.
      Drizzle the olive oil evenly over the sea breams, making sure to coat both sides.

      3 min

      Add parsley

      Place 3 sprigs of parsley inside each fish.
      Wrap sea bream tightly in the aluminum foil, creating a sealed packet.
      Transfer fish to the preheated oven.

      25 min

      Bake fish

      Bake the sea breams for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are cooked through and easily flake with a fork. Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the fish, so keep an eye on them to avoid overcooking. Once the sea breams are done, carefully open the foil packet.

      1 min


      Garnish the sea breams with lemon wedges on the side. Your Foil Baked Sea bream is ready. Enjoy!



      Recipe creator and contributing writer to food-related publications.

      A closeup of Cabbage Cucumber Salad with a spoon and a fork.
      Cabbage Cucumber Salad
      Creamy Cucumber Radish Salad in a blue bowl.
      Cucumber Radish Salad
      A closeup of Cabbage Cucumber Salad with a spoon and a fork.
      Previous Recipe
      Creamy Cucumber Radish Salad in a blue bowl.
      Next Recipe

      Add your feedback

      Please hit 5 stars if you enjoy the recipe!
      5/5 (2 Reviews)