Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Turbot in the oven

7 comments Feb 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes

When I bought this terrific Turbot I did not consider that it most probably could not fit any frying pan I had at home. Thank god I found a baking tray that would accommodate the Turbot. Later I was glad for choosing this method as it turned out to be the easiest anyhow.

I was surfing a bit until I discovered a post of Mr. Oliver on the issue. He is using the recipe for sole but that did not stop me from adapting it.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

cooking time: 20 minutes

difficulty: easy


  • 1 Turbot
  • 14 oz of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 organic lemon
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • some olive oil


Wash the tomatoes and cut them in half. Add the to a bowl with green onions cut into stripes. Chop up the garlic and also add to the bowl. Season with salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar, the juice of half the lemon and the zest of all the lemon. Mix well.

Spread the vegetables on a baking tray.

Wash the fish well and cut stripes with a sharp knife.

Place the fish on the tomatoes and put in to the pre-heated oven at 392 F for 20 minutes.

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  1. Simple and beautiful! What a find and what a gorgeous way to prepare it.

  2. Turbot is a wonderful flat fish and I think the closest thing in the Mediterranean is Flounder (kalkanI). Love this fish and its delicate white meat. Great presentation!

  3. wow I wish I could find a turbot a fish I have had only in France. Great way to make it simple and tasty to boot

  4. I thought Kalkani is Turbot. The alternative translation is συάκι. At least that’s what my dictionary said. There is certainly Turbot in the Mediterranean.

  5. That is some fish. I’m always a bit intimidated preparing whole fish, but this recipe is so simple. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Just found you through my buddy Joan of FOODalogue and I immediately began to follow you.

    Looking forward to your posts.

  7. @ norma
    thanks a lot!

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