Urta a la Roteña (Rota style Red Sea Bream)

Typical of the fishing port of Roteña, La Urta a la Roteña is one of the most popular dishes of the region.  It is a fish stew once little appreciated and only eaten by the local fishermen.

Every year though, the virtues of this fish are celebrated at the beginning of August during the Feria de la Urta.

The meal is traditionally accompanied with the local Tintilla de Rota, an ancient, sweet, dark fortified wine or its modern lighter unfortified version.


(can be purchased from local markets and supermarket)

  • 1 Urta of 1 kilo
  • 2 onions
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 green peppers
  • 2 red peppers
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Grain pepper
  • Fine wine
  • Ecological Salt Saline of Salinas San Vicente


  • Clean the whole urta and to put it in a casserole for the oven with oil, on a bed of garlic, onion, tomato and pepper chopped to strips or juliana. Laurel. Pepper and salt.
  • Put in the preheated 180ºC oven, twenty minutes for each kilo. Sprinkle it with half a glass of fine wine.
  • Remove from the oven, chop the loins into steaks, to serve with the vegetables above


Recipe Contributor :  Puertos de Andalucia 

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