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Baked Perch: the effortless recipe for a light and tasty seafood main dish

Total time: 60 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

Baked perch are a nutritious, delicious and super quick main dish to make. The perfect solution when you have little time for the stove, but you don't want to give up on eating with taste and lightness.

In this recipe perch fish is an inexpensive and delicate fish much loved by children. The fillets are marinated with an emulsion based on extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, parsley and garlic, then sprinkled with breadcrumbs and then baked in the oven to brown. The result is a very tender and juicy fish with a crisp, golden-brown crust.

If you don't particularly like garlic, put some finely chopped white onion in its place for a more delicate result, or, instead of lemon juice, add orange juice or white wine and, in addition to the breadcrumbs, try sprinkling the perch fish fillets with chopped almonds or sesame seeds.

Super quick and easy to make, you will have the perfect dish for the whole family or for a refined dinner with guests. So let’s find out how to make baked perch fish fillets by following our step-by-step procedure and tips.



You can change the seasoning using your favorite fresh herbs like oregano, marjoram, thyme or tarragon.

Serve the baked perch fish fillets with baked potatoes or a side dish of seasonal vegetables and crispy croutons.

How to store Baked Perch

Baked perch fish fillets can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a maximum of one day.

You can also freeze them for a month, closed in an airtight container.

perch fish fillets
1 kg
2 cloves
Extra virgin olive oil
60 g

How to make Baked Perch

Finely chop the parsley and pour it into a bowl 1.

Also chop the garlic, depriving it of the core and add it to the parsley 2.

Add a pinch of salt 3.

Add the extra virgin olive oil and lemon (or orange) juice 4.

Stir with a teaspoon 5.

Place the perch fish fillets on a plate 6.

Sprinkle with the marinade 7.

Let the perch fish fillets rest in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes 8.

After this time, take the perch fish fillets and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper 9.

Sprinkle with breadcrumbs 10.

Bake the perch fish fillets in a preheated oven at 180° C (356° F) for fifteen minutes in the ventilated mode and five minutes in the grill mode 11.

Remove the perch fish fillets from the oven and serve your 12.

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