Salt-crusted Sea Bass with Rosemary and Lemon

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  • 2 pounds kosher salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (2-pound) whole sea bass, cleaned
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Garnish: lemon wedges, extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Combine salt and water in a large bowl. Spread half of the salt mixture into a large rectangular shape on a jellyroll pan. Place whole fish on top of salt; insert rosemary sprigs and lemon slices into cavity of fish. Pat remaining salt mixture over fish to cover completely. Bake at 450° for 30 minutes.
  2. Tap edge of salt with a knife to loosen; lift salt off fish. Serve with lemon wedges and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, if desired.
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