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Fish. Sea bream.

Hello my dear readers!

Today I will tell you something about fish ūüôā¬†

  Rivers hold a special place in Russian history. Waterways have been major routes of trade, settlement and cooperation. Goods ferried by water between important trading regions which were located near rivers. As a result the fishing was one of the most important trades for the Slavs since ancient times.

¬†¬† Russian cuisine is a famous with an incredible number and variety of fish dishes at all time.¬†Uha with sterlet (fish soup), solyanka with sturgeon or pike (soup), fish balyks (curred fillet), various fish-pies, baked or fried fish in sour cream – were popular not only among tzar family (Imperial family) and merchants. Fish was on a table of¬†common¬†people as well, particular freshwater fish from rivers and lakes. A caviar was a treat also, either red or black. Festive days fall on a fasting days sometimes,¬†when it isn’t allowed to eat meat and diary, and a fish is served as the main dish.¬†

¬† There were some typical methods to prepare fish: boiling¬†(whole or sliced),¬†steamed fish (usually whole), baked or fried fish fillets, stuffed, salted, jellied, even raw (“stroganina” – ¬†in Western Siberia sliced frozen fish).

¬† Now-days fish isn’t well-liked as a main course. We still have rivers and a fish in it. But compare to a sea-fish, a freshwater fish has more bones, but¬†inexpensive.¬†Faves are salted salmon and red caviar.

¬†¬†¬† What about me, I like fish¬†whether it’s¬†salted, fried, steamed or in a soup.ūüôā

Well, I’ve got 2 fresh cleaned sea-bream.


Rinse the fish in cold water. Pat dry with paper towel and rub both sides with salt (and rosemary optionally).

Preheat oven to 190¬įC (370¬įF).

Place the fish in a baking pan greased with some olive oil. Stuff fishes with the lemon slices and chopped fresh coriander (or parsley).

Make 2-4 gashes on the top sides and put in lemon slices. Squeeze the juice out of one lemon over the fishes.

Place the fish in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Garnish with broccoli and asparagus. Enjoy! ūüôā



2 medium sea-bream

1.5 lemon

small bunch of fresh coriander (or parsley)

olive oil

some salt