Psari Plaki (Baked Fish)
Recipe type: Vegetarian/Main Course
Serves: 3-4
Psari plaki is a delicious baked fish dish.
  • 2 pounds cod (or other white fish like halibut or tilapia)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions, sliced
  • 2 leeks (using only the white parts)
  • 1 cup of celery, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons oregano, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped*
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pour the juice of one lemon over the cod. Lightly sprinkle with salt, pepper, and oregano. Set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet or saucepan. Sauté the onions, garlic, leeks, and celery (plus some of the celery leaves) until tender.
  4. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, red pepper flakes. Stir in the parsley. Season generously with oregano, salt and pepper. Cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  5. Place the cod in a ceramic baking dish. Cover the cod with the vegetable mixture and sprinkle with oregano. Top with thin lemon slices.
  6. Bake until fish becomes flaky, about 40 minutes. Garnish with the remaining parsley if desired.
*Many Greek cooks substitute dill for the fresh parsley or combine the two.
Recipe by Eleni Saltas at