Baked Whole Hogfish



Recipe by Valentine Thomas

Photos by Tyler Sharp

Baked Whole Hogfish

Main Course, Serves 2-4


1 Whole Hogfish, of 2-3 lbs.

2 Limes

– Butter

1 Splash White Wine

4 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Cilantro Sprigs

1 Yellow Onion, roughly chopped


1. Make three score marks on each side of the body of the fish, and place the fish on foil paper, doubled. Fold the sides to make a “bowl” around the fish so the juices won’t spill.

2. Stuff the pieces of butter and half-slices of lime in the score marks. 

3. Stuff the inside of the fish with the cilantro sprigs, the onion and a couple of slices of lime.

4. Pour a splash of white wine, 1 tbsp of the olive oil, and the juice of 1 lime over the fish. 

5. Season with salt and pepper.

6. Close the foil paper around the fish, and make sure that air can’t get out (you want the fish to steam in it!)

7. Bake at 350 degrees, for 2 minutes per 100g (3.5oz) of fish.

8. In a bowl, mix 3 tbsp of olive oil and the juice of half of a lime and serve with the fish.

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