Gilthead Seabream in Oven Recipe (Fırında Çupra Tarifi)

Gilthead Seabream in Oven

Turkey is surrounded by seas from three sides, so it is rich in kinds of fishes. I think one of the most delicious fish is githead seabream, which is popular in Agean Sea. And I try to make this recipe at least once a week. Fish is both healthy and delicious you know. If you have children, it is a must to cook fish.

In Turkish cuisine, fish is generally served with green salad. Then as a dessert after fish, helva (a sweet prepared in many varieties with sesame oil) is the indispensable one. You see the picture of helva below.


Firinda Cupra

•    4 gilthead seabreams, whiting, sea bass or any kind of fish (serving: 4)
•    4 onions
•    bay leaves
•    2 lemons
•    ½ cup olive oil
•    2 garlic cloves, mashed
•    salt
•    pepper flakes

Clean the fishes and wash them. Put them in a large bowl, cut onions in big pieces and combine it with fishes. Add salt and 1 lemon juice, wait at least half an hour. This will take the bad smell of fish.
Preheat the oven to 190 C. Cover the oven tray with foil paper.
Place the gilthead seabreams in the tray.
In a seperate small bowl,  mix mashed garlic, olive oil, 1 lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Spread this mixture on fishes. Put some bay leaves on them and cook it for 50 minutes.
Then you feel that piquant smell coming from your oven.

Gilthead Seabream in Oven


  1. says

    First, sorry for my basic english.. I just learn it..
    You make here a good job, It’s a pleasure to discover it, I try to understand all of your words but its not always aesy for the little belgian then I’am..
    See you soon

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