Fish (Plaki) in the oven with tomato and potatoes

"Plaki" is a Greek way of cooking fish in the oven with tomatoes, potatoes and herbs. It's a popular cooking for big or medium-sized white fish such as red snapper, blackfish, cod, flatfish (common sole), sea bream or swordfish.

A delicious low calorie meal and a perfect way to get your kids eat fish.


Hands on: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 1hr & 15 minutes

Serves: 4-5

how to make fish plaki in the oven with potatoes and tomato


100 gr (3,5 oz) olive oil

300gr (10,6 oz.) onions (finely chopped)

2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)

100gr (3,5 oz.) celery (chopped) - optional

1 kg (2,2 lb.) potatoes, peeled, cut in wedges

800 ml (28,2 fl.oz.) whole plum tomatoes with juice, chopped

250 ml (8,8 fl.oz.) retsina wine (or white dry)

300ml (10,2 fl.oz.) vegetable broth

2 tablespoons breadcrumbs

(1,3 kg – 2,8 lb.) 4 steaks black sea bass, or wild striped bass, or other white flaky fish

2 tablespoons parsley (chopped)

4 bay leaves




How to do it

  1. Everything in a saucepan (besides the fish, the parsley and the bay leaves).

  2. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.

  3. Stir everything with a spoon and bake in preheated oven (170oC) for 30 minutes.

  4. Take the saucepan out of the oven and add the fish, the parsley and the bay leaves.

  5. Bake for 45 minutes. Mind that the fish is covered with the liquids in your saucepan.

  6. Ready to serve.