Baked Fish with Greens

The original recipe from Chef Enrique Olvera in Tu Casa Mi Casa included a few greens we couldn’t find at our local grocer or specialty Mexican market. So we improvised, and enjoyed the results of our creativity. We served this with a trio of roasted vegetables – golden beets, Brussels sprouts, and radishes. This is an easy weeknight dinner prep that produces a fresh and light fish entree.

Baked Fish with Greens

With only fresh herbs and some citrus to season it, this baked fish entree is light and fresh.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: fish, paleo, Whole Life Challenge
Servings: 4
Calories: 151kcal
Author: planfulcook


  • 1 1/2 lb sea bass fillet skinless
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh mint
  • 3-4 sprigs parsley or cilantro
  • 3-4 sprigs epazote or other fresh herb
  • 3-4 sprigs lamb’s quarter or other fresh herb
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Portion the bass fillet into 4 pieces and season on all sides with salt. for each portion, place citrus and herbs on top of a sheet of aluminum foil; center the bass on top and then place the remaining citrus and herbs onto the fish. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Wrap each fish portion with the foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake about 25 minutes in your heated oven, until the fish feels tender to the the touch.
  • Remove from the oven and serve hot with roasted vegetables, rice, or salad.


The original recipe from Tu Casa Mi Casa calls for 4 large banana leaves to wrap the fish. We weren’t able to find these at either our local grocer or specialty Mexican Market, so we used simple parchment paper and aluminum foil instead. If you plan ahead, you should be able to order banana leaves online. 
The recipe also calls for specific fresh herbs, epazote and lamb’s quarter, that weren’t available near us. We substituted a few fresh herbs we had on-hand, which Chef Olvera recommends as an option for preparing this recipe.

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