Baked Orata in Pistachios Crust withTomatoes and Olives

Baked Orata in Pistachios Crust with Tomatoes and Olives

The benefits for the runner

Cooked in this way, the orata fillets are a very tasty, easy to prepare second course, which combines different nutrients that can give provide the palate with a special experience. Orata is a food rich in high biological value proteins, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated (and therefore “good”) fatty acids and vitamins. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids help maintain a good lipid profile, lower LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol. Pistachios are also an excellent source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E (anti-oxidant) and B vitamins. They are also very rich in fiber and, like all dried fruit, provide a high energy boost. Just what you need for your health... and your runs!


300 g of orata (sea bream) fillets

35 g of American unroasted and unsalted pistachios

50 g of wholemeal breadcrumbs

400 g of fresh cherry tomatoes

10 pitted green olives

A pinch of oregano

Extra virgin olive oil

Salt to taste


Rinse the orata fillets without the fishbone and place them in a baking tray lined with baking paper. Separately, prepare a mixture with chopped pistachios, wholemeal breadcrumbs, a pinch of salt, a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil and a pinch of water, to make it creamier. Spread the mixture on the fillets evenly. Cut the cherry tomatoes in a bowl, add a pinch of oregano, a drizzle of oil to flavor and a few olives, mixing everything. Arrange the cherry tomatoes in the pan alongside the orata fillets. Bake at 180°C (356°F) for 20 minutes, covering the tray with a sheet of baking paper, then finish cooking for another 10-15 minutes without covering and in ventilated mode, until golden brown.

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