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Baked Sea Bass Parcels with Tomatoes & Black Olive Paste

Baked Sea Bass Parcels with Tomatoes & Black Olive Paste

Prep 5 minutesCooking 12 minutes2 people

A few simple touches compliment the freshness of the fish, adding Mediterranean flavour without ever overpowering it. Team with your favourite potato dish for dinner or weekend lunch. So easy to do, it works great for a dinner party.


12 minutes

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2 tsp Cornicabra Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

2 x 30cm square pieces of greaseproof paper

1 red pepper sliced into strips

2 medium tomatoes, sliced and sprinkled with salt flakes

6-8 large basil leaves

2 tsp Black Olive Tapenade

2 sea bass fillets

Optional to serve: Boiled, buttered baby new potatoes or Jersey royal potatoes


  1. Preheat the oven and baking tray to 180C. Coat each piece of greaseproof paper with 1 tsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
  2. Pile equal amounts of peppers, tomatoes, basil leaves in the centre of each piece of greaseproof, top with fish, skin side down. Tuck any ends of basil under the fish to prevent discolouring.
  3. Spread the Black Olive Tapenade onto the white part of the fish and season with salt and black pepper.
  4. To form parcels fold two sides of the paper together well and scrunch the ends to close.
  5. Cook in the oven for 10-12 minutes; bring to the table in the paper and serve with hot buttered potatoes.

Included in this Recipe

Cornicabra Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml

Cornicabra Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml

Spanish single varietal extra virgin olive oil made from olives grown in Andalucia, this oil is perfect for cooking and for making dressings.