Whole Roasted Flathead Recipe


1 whole flathead, approx 600g, belly cleaned, unscaled

Lemon slices, and/or kaffir lime or lemon myrtle leaves

2 tbsp Butter, plus extra softened butter


  • Preheat oven to 200C.
  • Line a baking tray with foil, and a wire rack with baking paper.
  • Use paper towels to wipe flathead inside and out.
  • Place a few lemon slices or leaves in belly cavity of fish and reserve a few extra.
  • Rub outside of fish with softened butter
  • Roast for approx. 15 min.
  • While flathead cooks, gently melt extra butter in a small pan with lemon slices and/or leaves to infuse flavours.
  • Carefully peel pack flathead skin to reveal gorgeous white flesh.
  • Drizzle with lemon butter to serve.
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