A delicious fish main from Martin Shanahan.


  • 400g fish per person (ask your fish monger to take the head and fins off the fish)
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • olive oil
  • some sprigs of thyme
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • salt
  • 4 tblsp veg stock


  • Heat a baking tray in a hot oven, while it heats up take you fish and score the sides. Place the thyme and salt into the cuts.
  • Place two slices of lime and two sprigs of thyme into the central cavity of the fish and place onto the hot baking tray.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and put into the oven which is preheated to gas mark 9 for 12 minutes
  • Fennel: Fennel is a great flavour for fish and roasting it just makes the veg even sweeter. Cut the fennel into quarters. Heat up a frying pan that is oven friendly. Add some oil. Place the four pieces of fennel into the hot oil. When it goes brown turn and a minute later add the veg stock and place into the oven for eight minutes.
  • Plate up.

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