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Salt-Baked Striped Bass with Herbs and Lemon

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, striped bass is a sustainable seafood selection that is good for you and good for the oceans. Try it baked in a simple salt mixture for a light, fresh dinner.

  • Servings: 4
Salt-Baked Striped Bass with Herbs and Lemon

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, March 2011

Ingredients

  • 9 cups coarse salt
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 1 (2-pound) striped bass, scaled and cleaned
  • 6 sprigs fresh dill
  • 6 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 lemon, sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Herb Remoulade, for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together salt and egg whites until well combined. Spoon 3 cups of the salt mixture on prepared baking sheet to make a bed for the fish. Place fish on top of salt mixture and place half of the dill, parsley, and lemon inside the cavity of fish. Top fish with remaining dill, parsley, and lemon; cover with remaining salt mixture, mounding on top and keeping the shape of the fish, leaving the tail exposed.

  3. Transfer fish to oven and bake until salt becomes light golden, 35 to 40 minutes. Using the back of a spoon, gently crack salt crust to expose fish; brush off remaining salt and transfer to a serving platter. Serve immediately with remoulade.

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