Lemon Pagello


Pagello Al Limone is a delicious fish dish made with pagello rosa, lemon, garlic, parsley, breadcrumbs, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. The fish is scaled, cleaned, and dried, then cuts are made on the surface. The fish is then salted and peppered internally and placed on a greased baking tray with oil. A mixture of garlic, parsley, breadcrumbs, pepper, and oil is prepared and spread on both sides of the fish. Lemon slices are placed in the cuts made on the fish and around it. Finally, the fish is drizzled with the remaining oil and baked in the oven at 200 degrees for about 25 minutes.

Lemon Pagello

Total Time 30 minutes



  • Scale the fish, clean it internally, wash it well and dry it.
  • Make parallel and transverse cuts on one side of the pagello's surface.
  • Season the fish with salt and pepper inside.
  • Place the fish on a well-oiled baking sheet with 2 tablespoons of oil.
  • Chop the garlic with the parsley.
  • Mix the breadcrumbs, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of oil with the chopped mixture.
  • Sprinkle the fish on both sides with the prepared mixture.
  • Wash the lemon well and cut it first in half lengthwise and then into slices.
  • Place the longer slices in the cuts made on the fish and the others around.
  • Drizzle the fish with the remaining oil.
  • Bake the fish in the oven at 200 degrees for about 25 minutes.


For an extra touch, add some Taggiasca olives and cherry tomatoes on the surface of the fish before baking it.
Author: Tips4Food
Calories: 350kcal
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