You don’t have to be a fish lover to enjoy eating ocean perch. It has a mild flavor that isn’t fishy and a firm texture that holds up to a variety of cooking techniques. Baking the fish gives you lots of flexibility in terms of building the flavors in the dish, while maximizing fish's heart-healthy benefits. By broiling it during the last few minutes of cooking time, you'll end up with a lovely golden color on top and a deliciously tender and flavorful flaky interior.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. While the oven is preheating, prepare your baking dish by greasing it with butter, cooking oil or cooking spray.
Arrange any aromatics you’re using on the bottom of your dish. Some examples include sliced onions, lemons and/or minced garlic. Ocean perch can also be cooked with tarragon, sesame seeds, soy sauce, chives, basil, cilantro and white wine.
Place the fish on top of the aromatics and season them with salt and black pepper. Cover the dish with foil and place it in the oven.
Bake the fish for about 20 to 25 minutes before taking the foil off and turning the oven on to broil.
Rearrange the oven racks so the fish will be about 3 inches from the heating element. Broil the ocean perch for roughly 5 minutes until the top is brown and the flesh is lightly flaky when you test it with a fork.