Baked in the oven, burbot is the favorite dish of many housewives. This is because this fish has very dense white meat and only one spinal bone. Burbot is not only a very tasty and satisfying fish, it also cooks quickly, which today, with an eternal lack of free time, is a very big plus.
A relative of cod who prefers fresh water was cooked by cooks back in Middle century. In burbot there is a huge amount of minerals, vitamins and trace elements useful for the human body. This type of fish can be used for cooking first courses, filling for pies, as well as an independent second course.
Burbot baked in the oven with potatoes
This dish has existed in Russia since ancient times . It was prepared by our ancestors. The aroma simply cannot be expressed in words, but there is no need to talk about the wonderful taste. It is only necessary to try. This dish can be served both on a festive and on an everyday table. Even the most capricious gourmets will like it. Baked in the oven burbot can be given to children, as there is no danger that the child will choke on small bones.
List of Essential Ingredients
It is recommended that you use fresh fish to make baked bake in the oven. However, if you got a frozen burbot steak in the store, then it is recommended to defrost fish exclusively at room temperature. No microwave. You can put a piece of fish on a plate and put in the refrigerator for an hour or two. Defrosting should take place in vivo. As for the accompanying ingredients, it is recommended to take more fresh vegetables for taste and aroma.
Standard set of products:
- 1.8 kg of fish;
- young potatoes;
- sweet bell pepper;
- half a lemon;
- 4 tomatoes;
- 3 cloves of garlic;
- a pinch of salt;
- fresh herbs;
- ground pepper;
- young zucchini.
If a whole carcass of fish was chosen for a dish such as burbot baked in the oven in foil, then you will have to spend a little time processing it. It will be easier for those housewives who immediately bought a ready-made steak. But if you got a whole fish, you should not be afraid, preliminary preparation of the product will not take much time.
The washed and gutted carcass must be poured with lemon juice and left for a couple of minutes. Baked in the oven burbot can be cooked whole or in portions. In any case, several cuts should be made from above. Then the fish is rubbed with spices and salt. Thanks to the longitudinal stripes that you just made with a knife, the seasoning will penetrate the fish faster.
Pickling tomatoes and onions
Squeeze the remaining juice from the lemon into a small bowl. There we put chopped onions, finely chopped fresh herbs and tomato slices. Add a small pinch of salt. Mix gently. Leave the vegetables with herbs to marinate for 5-7 minutes.
As we said earlier, recipes for baked burbot in the oven can be varied. The number of products, as well as their variety, varies by the hostess herself. We offer an option where a lot of different vegetables. However, you can restrict yourself, for example, only to potatoes and onions or potatoes and tomatoes.
Young zucchini and eggplant must be washed well and chopped with a large cube. We fill them with salt and leave for 10 minutes. Then drain the excess liquid. Now the vegetables will not be bitter.
Cut the carrots into thin long strips. Peel and chop the garlic with a crush. Sweet bell pepper is cut in half, remove the seeds and the stalk, and then cut into thin long sticks.
Since we are preparing a burbot baked in the oven, we should prepare a convenient form in advance. Cut a square large piece of foil. We cover it with the bottom of the mold so that the edges of the foil hang down beyond. With them we will continue to close the fish. We play it safe and grease the foil with oil to avoid fish sticking.
Half the vegetables are laid on the bottom of the mold. Then put fish on this vegetable pillow. We take onions with tomatoes that were in lemon juice from the marinade and transfer to the burbot belly. Put fish leftovers on top of the fish. Quarters of lemon can be placed in the incisions. We close the obtained structure with foil.
We send the baking dish to the oven for 25-35 minutes. To get a brownish crust on the fish, five minutes before the end of the cooking time, remove the mold, open the foil and send the burbot back to the oven.
A dish is served with a salad of fresh vegetables (bell pepper, cucumbers, tomatoes, lemon juice, olive oil). It is also recommended to serve a lot of fresh herbs to the fish. It can be aromatic parsley, spicy dill or basil.
If you wish, you can sprinkle the fish with cheese and let it stand in the oven for a couple of minutes, so that the product melts and transfers its creamy taste to burbot. It is better to use hard cheese varieties that melt well and quickly (Russian, Gouda, Poshekhonsky, Kostroma, etc.).