Tunny Fish in Oven

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We have been visiting the fish market often these days since the fish season started. We have eaten fresh anchovies several times, but we aren’t fed up with it yet. However, when we went to the fish market this weekend to buy some anchovies again, we saw that tunny fish on the stand. They looked so fresh that we couldn’t resist to buy tunny fish this time. Tunny fish, which is called palamut in Turkish, cannot be found fresh as often as anchovies, so we made our choice for them.

What I love most about tunny fish is that it’s very easy to clean them, it takes much shorter than cleaning anchovies. Also, I love that they have bigger bones, so it’s easy to eat them. And I think when raw their meat looks very much like cabbage layers, which I find so cute.

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So here is an easy, yummy, and healthy tunny fish recipe.



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Fırında Palamut

What to serve with this heavenly fish? Absolutely a fresh salad with onion. As onion is the best companion for any fish, you can also serve extra onion with it.

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Tunny Fish in Oven
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Easy oven roasted tunny fish
Serves: 4
  • 1 tunny fish, divided into about 10 pieces or less depending on its size (fish mongers do it cut it for you here).
  • 1 onion
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Half lemon
  • Salt
  • Bay leaf
  1. Preheat oven at 190C. Clean and wash fish slices. Salt both sides.
  2. Mix extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Brush the fish with this mixture.
  3. Cut onion in rings. And place onion rings on fish slices.
  4. Lay bay leaf on their top.
  5. Cook it in oven for about 30 minutes until it’s partly golden.


  1. says

    I just love baked fish… it’s so healthy and delicious. I love the way you put onion on top. Looks yummy!

  2. says

    Palamutun tam mevsimi… Biz de daha dün yedik. Fırında yapmışsın, hem çok sağlıklı hem de çok nefis olmuş, Zerrincim ellerine sağlık. Sevgiler.

  3. says

    The fish looks delicious! I love how pretty the onions look on top and I love the idea of serving it with a salad that contains onions. A lovely meal.

  4. says

    What a fresh and flavorful meal. I love the simplicity of the preparation…I imagine it really lets the flavor of the fish shine! Thank you for sharing!

  5. says

    Like 5 Star Foodie, I was also wondering if that was the same or similar to tuna – it certainly looks similar and has me craving tunny fish or whatever the nearest thing I can get to it is!

  6. says

    There is nothing better then fresh fish straight from the market!

    Yummie presentation too!

  7. says

    Torviewtoronto- Sometimes simple is the most delicious one.

    5 star- Actually, I looked up to a dictionary to find the English translation of palamut and found tunny fish and bonito fish. Then googled them both and found out both look very much like what we know as palamut. So I chose just one of them.

    Kocinera- Simple yet delicious! That’s what I need these days.

    Anncoo- I love them too. Then we don’t spend much time in the kitchen.

    Tes- Isn’t it easy to bake fish? I love it fried too, but it requires a lot of cleaning afterwards. And baking is absolutely healthier.

    Ryan- Healthy and yummy! And the best is it’s so easy.

    Dokuzuncubulut- Balığı genelde fırında yapmayı tercih ediyoruz. Hem daha zahmetsiz, sonrasında temizliği kolay hem de lezzetli. Balığı her gün yesem sıkılmam heralde, yarın yine pişirmeyi planlıyoruz.

    Faith- Onion is the vegetable that pairs best with fish. I can’t think of having fish without onion –cooked or raw.

    Monet- I think fish don’t need anything with them. They make wonderful meal as they are.

    Jenn- Don’t waste any more time, go bake fish fillets. They make a perfect meal.

    Daily Spud- I wrote it above to 5 Star. The translation of palamut was tunny fish in the dictionary. But I’m not sure how it is related to tuna. Maybe it’s the smaller version.

    Dimah- Thank you!

    Sophie- We’re lucky to have a big fish market downtown. They have the freshest at the weekend and I’m planning to buy some tomorrow.

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