Pesce al Sale Baked Fish in Salt Crust - Passion Is Cooking

Pesce al Sale Baked Fish in Salt Crust

Pesce al Sale

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: fish, pesce, salt
Servings: 2


  • 2 lbs whole fish, cleaned (descaled)
  • 2 kg coarse kosher salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 sprigs of basil
  • 2 sprigs of parsley
  • 1 lemon zest, grated


  • Preheat oven at 400 degrees F.
  • Clean the fish properly by removing the interior and running under cold water, make sure the fish is completely dry.
  • Finely chopped all the aromatic herbs and transfer to a bowl, add the finely minced garlic and lemon zest.
  • Whip the egg whites in a very clean bowl until obtaining stiff pick consistency.
  • Add the fresh herbs mixture (but one teaspoon to season in the cavity of the fish) and the coarse salt.
  • In a baking tray lined with parchment paper spread a small amount of the salt egg white mixture about 1 cm thick, to create a base for the fish.
  • Cover the fish with the remaining of the salt egg whites mixture, press it gently allowing the mixture to create a canvas resembling the shape of the fish. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • After is cooked remove it from the oven let it rest for 5 minutes and break with a mallet the salt crust and remove all the salt. Clean the fish and serve.


Wine Pairing: Sratus Sauvignon Blanc
Juice Pairing: Mint Of Cucumber
Tried this recipe?Mention @passioniscooking or tag #passioniscooking!

“Cook & Eat together to stay together is what we say and do”

We love to share with you and hope that you will share us too!

Chef Dario and Anita

Dario Anita playful fun kitchen, Passion Is CookingChef Dario Tomaselli and Rich Life & Health Strategist Anita Heidema share a common goal.

To live passionately in all ways important.

Food is a conduit to your relationships, health, travel and so delicious.

Follow our journey with our What’s Stirring foodies and learn more…..

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This