Delicious Branzino with Fresh Tabouleh & Crispy Potatoes Recipe

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Ever cooked a whole fish? Well, today’s your lucky day! Join me as I prepare a fresh yet flavorful branzino with fresh tabouleh and crispy potatoes! Click above to watch this recipe come together from start to finish!


Lemon and Herb Stuffed Branzino 

Ever cooked a whole fish? No problem! Get ready to impress your friends and family with this colorful dish!

Total Time 40 minutes

Servings 2 people


lemon herb branzino with fresh tabouleh and crispy potatoes

    • 1 branzino whole
    • 1 lemon sliced
    • 1 bunch of fresh chives
    • 1 bunch of fresh parsley
    • 4-6 garlic cloves
    • 4 tablespoons paprika
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon toasted pepper
    • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees convection or 425 degrees.
    • Toast black peppercorns in a small pan for about 30 seconds, then transfer to a container.
    • Make sure your branzino has been cleaned and is ready to go!
    • Score fish on both sides (See video for reference).
    • Combine paprika, brown sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
    • Cover fish completely in seasoned mixture on both sides.
    • Stuff branzino with garlic, lemons, parsley, and chives.
    • Cook on 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes, adding lemon slices halfway through.
    • Plate fish on top of fresh tabouleh and drizzle with lemon dill sauce (see below).


Fresh Tabouleh with Crispy Potatoes

This flavor combination is a match made in heaven. Who doesn’t love a little salad-potato action?

Total Time 30 mins

Servings 2-3 people

    • 4 bunches of chopped parsley
    • 3 tomatoes
    • 1-2 cucumbers
    • 1/4 red onion chopped
    • 2 cloves of minced garlic
    • olive oil
    • salt + pepper to taste
    • 1 lb small red or white potatoes
    • juice from 1 lemon
    • In a large pot, boil potatoes for 20-25 minutes until soft but still has a little bite.
    • Preheat the fryer to 350 degrees.
    • Dice tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, and parsley in a medium-sized bowl.
    • Mince garlic and add to bowl with tomatoes.
    • Combine and drizzle with olive oil.
    • Drain potatoes and cut them into half or quarter pieces.
    • Fry potatoes for 5 minutes, then season with salt and pepper.
    • Combine potatoes with parsley and tomato mixture.
    • Lightly toss with lemon dill sauce (see below).

Lemon Dill Sauce

This simple sauce is perfect to top any fish or salad!

Total Time 5 minutes

    • juice from 2 lemons
    • 1 bunch chopped dill
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • salt + pepper
    • Whisk lemon juice, dill, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
    • Pour over branzino and tabouleh or any dish that needs a little pizzazz!

How to Assemble 

    • Add a layer of tabouleh and potatoes to the plate.
    • Place cooked fish on top of the salad.
    • Drizzle branzino with lemon dill sauce.
    • Finish by adding roasted lemons, garlic, and chives on top.
    • Serve with more lemon dill sauce, and enjoy!

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