Oven Baked Kingklip

Prep 15 mins

Cooking 15 - 20 mins

Serves 4

Sweet, tangy and spicy baked kingklip is the perfect, easy sheet pan dinner recipe. Fish is one of those proteins that are underrated. We love fish as well as simple and easy recipes.

Just throw it all in a sheet pan, bake and what you end up with is moist, tender and flavourful fish in a sticky caramelised sauce. The best part is that the juices from the fish mix and mingle with the sauce. So, it’s like make a sauce with the best stock ever! Yum!

What you will need

  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • ½ medium purple onion, finely sliced
  • 2 red chilies, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • Natural Herbs and Spices Fish
  • 600g Kingklip fish, filleted (Can’t find kingklip? don’t worry use cod or hake as a substitution)


To make the fish marinade that also doubles up as a sauce, place lemon, parsley, oil, honey, onion as well as chillies in into a small bowl. Generously season the marinade with Natural Herbs and Spices Fish Spice.

Now, place the kingklip fish filets on a baking tray lined with baking paper, this makes for easy clean up as the marinade get quite sticky in the oven. Season the fish with more Natural Herbs and Spices Fish Spice before Pouring over the marinade and leave the fish to marinade as you preheat the oven to 200°C.

Once your oven has preheated, then the fish is ready to be baked for 15-20 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through. The onions should be caramelised and the marinade should have thickened and become a sticky sauce. Be careful not to overcook the fish as it can gets dry and chewy. We recommend baking the fish for 15 minutes and if it’s not cooked through checking it ever 1 minute until it is done.

Sprinkle over some more chopped parsley and serve the fish with a side of veggies, rice or salad.  


Recipe by food stylist and blogger of everything wholesome & tasty, Yena Mgobhozi: www.kitchennewgym.com

Photographer: Elsa Vermeulen- www. Elsavermeulen.co.za