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.
• 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
• 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.