Albania

Peshk ne Furre Oven-Baked Fish

Peshk ne Furre Oven-Baked Fish
One of the Most Popular Dishes in Albania

Albanian cuisine is known for its delicious and hearty meals that are full of flavour. One of the most popular dishes in Albania is Peshk në Furrë, which translates to Oven-Baked Fish. This dish is a classic example of Albanian cuisine and is a favourite among locals and tourists alike.

Making the Dish

To make Peshk në Furrë, you will need a whole fish, such as sea bass or sea bream, which is then seasoned with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. The fish is then placed in a baking dish and covered with sliced onions, tomatoes, and green peppers. A 

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generous amount of olive oil is drizzled over the top of the fish and vegetables, and then the dish is baked in the oven until the fish is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.

A Delicious and Flavourful Dish

The result is a delicious and flavourful dish that is perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion. Peshk në Furrë is often served with a side of fresh salad and crusty bread, and it pairs well with a crisp white wine.

A Dish Steeped in Tradition and Culture

In Albania, Peshk në Furrë is a dish that is steeped in tradition and culture. It is a dish that has been passed down from generation to generation, and it is a dish that is loved by all who try it. Whether you are an Albanian local or a visitor to the country, you simply must try this delicious and authentic Albanian dish.

Ingredients:

2 medium whole branzino fish

or sea bass gutted and cleaned

2 lemons thinly sliced

 2 sprigs of rosemary

 2 sprigs of flat-leaf parsley

 1 tsp dry thyme

 1 pinch of coarse salt (as needed)

 1 pinch black pepper

 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Rinse the fish with cold water and pat dry. Then place the fish on a lightly oiled baking pan. Lightly rub with olive oil and season with sea salt, pepper, and thyme inside out.
  3. Then inside the cavity arrange parsley, rosemary, and sliced lemons (3-4 slices for each fish).
  4. Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes. Then place the pan in the broil for 2 more minutes to crisp the skin.
  5. Remove from the oven drizzle with olive oil and finish with a squeeze of lemon.

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