10 Genius Baked Fish Recipes

Whether you like your salmon baked with a sticky ginger-soy glaze or your halibut marinated in African spices, we've got the perfect baked fish recipe for you.

  • Ginger-Soy Glazed Salmon. Low-temperature roasting keeps the salmon tender and moist, and the versatile glaze is the perfect Asian-inspired accent.
  • Fish Baked in Foil with Fennel and Lime. This fish makes good use of lime—in addition to the lime slices that get laid on top of the fish, the fish gets bathed in a delicate marinade of lime juice, olive oil and cilantro before baking. The result is a perfectly cooked fish with a bright, citrus tang.
  • Le Bernardin’s Crispy Skinned Fish. This recipe is ridiculously simple—5 ingredients, including salt and pepper—but you would never know it by tasting the tender, crunchy-skinned final product.
  • Saffron-Scented Vegetable Couscous with North African-Spiced Halibut. Marinating the halibut with olive oil, lemon juice, and a medley of spices results in an intensely flavored, warmly-spiced fillet.
  • Salmon in Sorrel Sauce. The best thing about this dish is that it can be executed from start to finish in under 30 minutes by even the most inexperienced chefs. Once the herbs are chopped and the salmon sliced into two-bite slivers, all that's required for an elegant dinner is a quick broil and an almost equally brief spell in a hot pan for the sauce.
  • Roast Cod with Little Tomatoes and Assorted Olives. This is simple and foolproof. The mellow flavors of the cod are balanced by the acidity and sweetness of the roasted tomatoes and the salty, pungent olives.
  • Loup de Mer (Mediterranean Seabass). Mediterranean seabass is a fish that needs little adornment to be a showstopper. Roasting it with vegetables, topping it with thinly sliced lemons, and scattering shrimp over the finished dish is all it takes to create an unforgettable dinner.
  • Foil Roasted Salmon with an Aromatic Jus. This simple cooking method is easy to scale up if you have guests, and has the added bonus of being very forgiving thanks to the ‘jus’ -- you can let the fish cook for a few extra minutes and it will remain remarkably moist and tender.
  • Whole Fish Baked in Sea Salt with Parsley Gremolata. Cooking whole fish in a salt crust is simple and fun, and it keeps it incredibly tender and moist. The bright gremolata is a refreshing accompaniment to an otherwise gorgeously simple piece of fish.
  • Salmon Papillotes with Red Peppercorns, Lime, and Fresh Ginger. Ginger and red peppercorns add a welcome heat, and lime juice and dill keep it fresh. A spoonful of thick cream over each gently-cooked fillet melds the flavors.

Everyone loves a good fish fry. Crowds clamor for seared fish fillets. No one turns up their nose at a nicely grilled fish or two. Sure, all of the above are delicious. But, they are not the only good ways to cook fish. One of our best-kept kitchen secrets is that the real way to cook fish is in the oven. It is easier, more reliable, and, a lot of the time, results in fish that is more moist and delicate. Whether you like your salmon baked with a sticky ginger-soy glaze or your halibut marinated in African spices and slow-roasted, here are 10 recipes for baked fish that show just how much the fryers and searers and grillers of the world are missing out on.

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