Poached sea bream

In Italy fish is often poached in sea water. Antonio Carluccio creates the same results without visiting the coast
By Antonio Carluccio
Poached sea bream
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 2 x 600g sea bream, cleaned
  • 1 bunches flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 bunches chervil
  • 1 lemon, cut into 16 slices
  • 500 ml water
  • 200 ml olive oil
  • 50 g salt
  • a few black peppercorns


1. Put the fish in a shallow pan large enough to take both with not much space around them. Divide the herbs and lemon slices between the fish, pushing them into the cavities. Pour in the water and oil, which should cover the fish. Add the salt and peppercorns.

2. Put the pan on the stove and bring to the boil quickly. Reduce the heat and simmer slowly for 15-18 minutes. Serve with boiled Savoy cabbage.

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