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Roast Gurnard

RECIPE: Roast Gurnard with Caramelised Onions, Capers & Sage

Gurnard is a buttery, Round fish, which roasts beautifully. decadent topped with caramelised onions, and it pairs oh-so-beautifully with salty capers and earthy sage. you can try this recipe with almost any whole fish With A Story – simply adjust the oven time to the size of fish you are cooking.


Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Works well with:  Gurnard, any Fish With A Story

Easy weekday


3 tbsp olive oil

50 g butter

1 onion, thinly sliced

2 whole Gurnard (Fish With A Story)

5 tbsp white wine vinegar

2 tbsp small capers

5 g sage leaves


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C. Prepare a baking tray lined with foil. Drizzle with 1 tbsp of the olive oil to grease. 

  2. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a frying pan with half the butter. Add the onions and cook them gently stirring for 8-10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, slash the gurnard across the belly about 3-4 times to the bone to allow even cooking, and lay the fish onto the baking tray.

  4. Pop into the oven for 10-12 minutes until cooked through.

  5. Once the onions are translucent and starting to brown, add the capers and vinegar. Sweeten with a dash of sugar if needed. Transfer to a bowl.

  6. Add the remaining butter and oil to the pan. Once sizzling, add the sage leaves and fry until slightly translucent. Remove from the pan and sprinkle with sea salt. 

  7. Serve the fish straight from the oven. Spoon over the onion & capers and top with the sage.

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