Baked bream with baked potatoes: the traditional Christmas recipe

I always remember my grandmother's warnings regarding the spines of the bream and for that reason, every time I go to prepare this recipe I remember her a lot. Today I want to pay tribute to this Baked bream recipe, a traditional Christmas recipe that I would prepare much more often if the sea bream did not get so expensive on these dates.

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In general, at Christmas I like to make a salted sea bass or prepare a hake baked with baked potatoes. If you like the sea bream as you like, a good alternative is to use white bream, also called aligote or pancho. Is a kind of bream from the Cantabrian Sea, whose flavor is potent - reminds of the taste of red mullet- It is delicious to prepare this traditional recipe. In addition, its price is significantly cheaper than the red bream so it is a good option for these times.


For 4 people
  • Bream 1 kg
  • Potatoes 3
  • Medium onion
  • Lemon 1
  • Breadcrumbs 15 g
  • Sweet Paprika 5 g
  • Garlic cloves 1
  • Extra virgin olive oil a chorreón

How to make baked bream

Difficulty: Medium
  • Total time 1 h
  • Elaboration 15 m
  • 45 m cooking

We prepare the fish by making some cross sections until reaching the spine. The usual thing is to give three slightly inclined cuts on one of their faces. Then, we introduce in each of the cuts half a slice of lemon.

While the oven is preheating, we peel some potatoes, cut them into slices of about three millimeters and mix them with half an onion cut in julienne. We have potatoes and onion in a baking dish and sprinkle with salt. We add water without covering the potatos and a thread of olive oil.

We put the sea bream on the potato bed and bake them at 190º for about 45 minutes. When they take 30 minutes, we prepare a breadcrumb crust, paprika and a clove of garlic crushed in the mortar and spread it over the sea bream.

In the last 15 minutes, the fish will be finished and the crust will brown giving our sea bream its characteristic and traditional Christmas dish made in the oven. We serve by doing the classic warnings about thorns and we are ready to enjoy.

With what to accompany the baked bream

This Baked sea bream traditional Christmas recipe It is excellent to serve as a main course, after some Christmas snacks. Remember this recipe well because if you prepare it this year, everyone who tries it they will praise your good hand in the kitchen, guaranteed.