The following recipe is popular throughout the Middle East.It is preferable to use whole fish but fillets work as well.
1(3-4lbs.) whole fish such as red snapper,cod, or trout,gutted, rinsed
1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 garlic cloves,mashed
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
4-5 bay leaves, crushed
salt & pepper
lemon wedges, to serve
1.Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Make about four incisions on the top of the fish an rub the olive oil and mashed garlic allover and inside the fish.
3.Put half the bay leaves and cumin seeds inside the fish and the other half on top.Bake fish for 45-50 minutes.Serve with lemon wedges.