• prep: 25 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 25 min
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  • Summary

    Cooking small whole fish, as opposed to fillets, optimizes flavor and juiciness, because the skin and a thin layer of (healthy) fat insulate the meat -- and it couldn’t be easier. Mild, white-fleshed branzino is almost tailor-made for the technique: It has relatively few bones and they’re simple to remove, so the fish is very easy to serve and eat.

    Ingredients

    • 2 whole branzino (each 1 to 1 1/2 pounds), cleaned, heads and tails left intact
    • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
    • 2 thin wooden skewers or 6 toothpicks, soaked in water 30 minutes
    • Vegetable oil, for brushing
    • 1 lemon, half thinly sliced, half cut into 2 wedges
    • 3 sprigs dill, plus more for garnish (optional)
    • 1 lime, half thinly sliced, half cut into 2 wedges
    • 3 sprigs fresh basil, plus more for garnish (optional)
    • 3 Thai or serrano chiles, left intact but split down 1 side

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 263 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 27 g 41.85%
    • Saturated Fat: 7 g 34.7%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 21 mg 7%
    • Sodium: 40 mg 1.68%
    • Calcium: 69 mg 6.87%
    • Potassium: 83 mg 2.36%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.25%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 3 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.04%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 4.88%
    • Vitamin C 1.19%
    • Vitamin D 0.3%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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