This is a traditional Spanish way to cook fish. At first glance, this recipe may seem very complicated and you may also think that the fish will be too salty – after all fish does not need much salt. However prepare to be surprised because the salt crust acts to trap the flavours in the fish as it cooks and the Sea bass becomes juicy and flavoursome. Although it does take time to prepare, it is not difficult and is actually great fun to do.
You will need an ovenproof baking dish large enough to fit your sea bass and small enough to fit in your oven. And a hammer! You can not believe how hard the salt shell becomes once mixed with the egg.