New Year’s post – Grilled Adriatic bream

For the last day in the amazing 2017 I prepared an equally amazing recipe that showcases Croatian fresh products and simple delicious cuisine. 2017 was an incredible one for me:

  • I went to Krakow, Poland on a road trip with six of my friends
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Road trip Krakow, Poland 2017
  • I visited the island of Vis and Hvar where I used to go as a kid each summer
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Island Hvar, Croatia
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Island Vis, Croatia
  • I spent a wonderful month during the summer at the island of Vir
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Island Vir, Croatia
  • I got my Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering
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Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering
  • I went to the island of Krk, Croatia
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Island Krk, Croatia
  • I got my driver’s licence
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Driver’s licence
  • I went to Bratislava, Slovakia on a party weekend with friends
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Bratislava, Slovakia 2017
  • I visited and spent Christmas in Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary 2017
  • I got featured in a New Year’s post by Kouzounas Kitchen and this way I would love to thank Krystina for this amazing opportunity, for this fantastic end to an amazing 2017. You can all check out the post here, get to know me better – New Year’s post –  and also check out the amazing job Krystina at the Kouzounas Kitchen is doing!

Grilled Adriatic bream

As mentioned an amazing recipe for an amazing New Year’s post. I got the fish from a family friend who lives at the seaside but travels a lot to Zagreb for work. Freshly caught that morning, I know they were going to be so delicious for dinner that day. For me the best way to prepare fish is to use minimal seasoning and grill it on an open grill. That’s just the way I prepared it, using Croatian salt and spices and extra virgin olive oil from Istria.

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Fish and seafood dishes always reminds me of the beautiful Croatian seaside and how I love spending my time at the beach, enjoying the sun and swimming in the sea. I’m using this opportunity to recommend visiting Croatian seaside next summer, it’s only six months away, and all the major decisions should be made on the New Year’s Eve. I also wish you a year full of delicious food, new recipes, health & accomplishments, and of course chances to travel and visit new countries!

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I’ll be here next year with a bunch of new recipes, stop by and check them out! I’m going to get a glass of champagne…

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Enjoy & happy cooking!

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Preparation: 10 min

Cook time: 20 min

Servings: 4


Ingredients

  • 4 Adriatic breams
  • 5 branches rosemary
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp parsley, freshly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed

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  1. Clean Adriatic breams by carefully removing entrails and scales. Make two parallel slices on each side of the fish so it can season better while grilling. Season each Adriatic bream with salt.
  2. In a small bowl mix together some olive oil, freshly chopped parsley, pressed garlic and lemon juice. Dip a rosemary branch into the olive oil dressing and using it spread some over each side of the fish. After spreading olive oil over, place the rosemary branch inside the bream.
  3. Start the grill, when it’s hot, grill each fish until crispy and cooked all the way through. Be sure that the grill is hot enough so the fish doesn’t stick to it.

 

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. Karen says:

    May your New Year be as good as your past. I’m looking forward to what you will be sharing in the coming year.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much Karen, I wish you all the best in the New 2018, even more delicious food and recipes!! 😀

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  2. Looks like you had a very fulfilling year, hope the next one will be equally great or even more great than this one! Happy New Year!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much, I wish you all the best if not even more in the New 2018, more of the delicious food and amazing recipes, all the health and new accomplishments! 😀

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  3. Megala says:

    Wishing you a wonderful year ahead !

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Wishing you all the same, many delicious recipes and food, all the health and many more accomplishments! 🙂

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  4. Congratulations on getting your degree AND your driver’s license! Most kids get their license here in the states at age 16, did you just wait longer or is the legal age to drive different there?

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Here the legal age to drive is 18, I waited longer because the cost of going to driving’s lesons and taking all of the exams costs about 2monthly pays here in Croatia and my parents just didn’t have the money, so I worked a couple of jobs while studying to get the money and when I finally found the time to start driving lesons, time just passed.. but I didn’t miss out on much, most of us here use the public transportation anyways, and many of my friends have their licenses but don’t drive, so I’m even happier I took it now since there’s a greater chance of getting a car myself and actually using it 🙂

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      1. Excellent! Enjoy the freedom!

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  5. Sretna Nova i nadam se da će ti i 2018 biti jednako super! 🙂

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hvala puno, također sve najbolje u Novoj godini, punoj fine hrane i novih recepata 😀

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  6. Loretta says:

    Wishing you a Happy New Year. The trip to Poland looks amazing! I’ve been so busy over the holidays with family and friends that I let my blog slip for a few weeks unfortunately. But here I am to catch up 🙂 I love whole fish cooked that way and those breams look gorgeous! Do you mean the barbeque grill when you mention grill in your cooking method? Well, I’m not so sure I want to venture out in this awfully cold weather. How else do you cook it? I guess pan fried, but again there I’m always afraid of splatter. I’ll have to try the latter method unfortunately.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi Loretta, hope you had an amazing holiday and Christmas season and that you’ll have an even better New Year!
      When mentioning the grill, the best option is the outdoor grill, even though you can always use a grill pan or similar, the splatter is something that usually comes with it so I usually do the first option, and weather here was actually warmer than usual so I had the oportunity to do so.. 🙂 if you don’t get the cahnce to try it out now, you can always do it later in the year when it’ll be sunny 🙂

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      1. Loretta says:

        Actually I did pan fry a whole white bass for myself yesterday. Yes, the splattering was a mess, but I sure enjoyed it. On my grill outside, I have a burner attached to it, so I’m able to also pan fry it outside in the summer. I love whole fish so much, but I feel pretty restricted at times in the winter, as it’s way too cold to be outside. All of the USA is experiencing unseasonably cold temps too. Thanks for getting back to me 🙂

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      2. chefkreso says:

        Here in Croatia it’s been years since we had a white Christmas, actually the temps for the weekend are going to be about 15C which is about 60F, warmer than some days in September… but I’ll use those days for the outside grill 🙂

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  7. Sounds like you had a good year! Hope you have a great 2018!!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much!! 😀

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  8. My Real Dish says:

    I’ve never cooked a whole fish…intimidates me.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      It always reminds me of the seaside where I practically grew up 🙂

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