© Fredrika Stjärne
Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
1 HR
Serves : 4

Designer and blogger Athena Calderone often makes this whole roast fish for her family on Christmas Day—it makes a dramatic centerpiece for a holiday meal. Like the rest of her menu, it tastes fresh and bright, thanks to a double hit of herbs. Slideshow: How to Roast Whole Fish

How to Make It

Step 1    Make the Fish

Preheat the oven to 450°. Put the fish on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Make 3 crosswise slashes down to the bone on each side of the fish. Rub with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Stuff each slash with 1 lemon slice and some herbs. Stuff the cavity with the shallot, fennel, garlic and remaining lemon slices and herbs. Roast for about 20 minutes, until the flesh is opaque.

Step 2    Make the Salsa Verde

In a medium bowl, mix all of the ingredients. Serve the fish with the salsa verde.

Make Ahead

The salsa verde can be refrigerated overnight.

Suggested Pairing

Citrusy Sicilian white.

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