Singari-Style Bream


Indulge in the flavors of the Mediterranean with the Singari-Style Bream, a culinary gem that brings the freshness of the sea to your plate. This recipe features whole bream, masterfully prepared with aromatic herbs and spices, then baked to perfection. The succulent flesh, infused with lemon, garlic, and a hint of cumin, provides a taste sensation that's both refreshing and deeply satisfying.

Singari-Style Bream

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields: 2 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 whole bream per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 45 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 120 mg
  • Sodium: 350 mg


  • Whole Bream, cleaned and scaled: 2 fish (about 500 g / 1.1 lb each)
  • Fresh Lemon Juice: 30 ml (1 oz)
  • Garlic, minced: 15 g (0.5 oz)
  • Fresh Cilantro, chopped: 10 g (0.35 oz)
  • Ground Cumin: 5 g (0.2 oz)
  • Salt: 5 g (0.2 oz)
  • Black Pepper: 2 g (0.07 oz)
  • Olive Oil: 30 ml (1 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).
  2. Make diagonal cuts on both sides of the bream.
  3. Mix lemon juice, garlic, cilantro, cumin, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  4. Rub the mixture inside and outside the fish, ensuring it gets into the cuts.
  5. Drizzle olive oil over the fish.
  6. Place the bream on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until the fish is cooked through and the skin is crispy.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For a more intense flavor, marinate the fish for an hour before baking.
  • Serve with a side of grilled vegetables or a fresh salad to complement the flavors.
  • Squeeze extra lemon over the fish before serving for added zest.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use other types of fish for this recipe?

Yes, similar fish like sea bass or snapper can be used.

How can I tell if the fish is fully cooked?

The flesh should be opaque and flake easily with a fork.

Can I grill this fish instead of baking?

Absolutely, grilling will add a lovely smoky flavor.