Our local fishmonger had fresh whole ocean perch for sale the other day. I bought one (surprisingly inexpensive -- $8.00) and roasted it -- first brushing it with olive oil, a pad of melted butter, and herb-seasoned sea salt from Italy, and served it with roasted potatoes, homemade roasted red peppers, fresh peas, fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon.
Here's the fish before it was roasted:
Here's the presentation:
And here's the fillet after I carved it, deboned it, placed it and the vegetables on the dinner plate and served it with a 2012 Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuissé.
The fillet was sweet and succulent. The roasted potatoes and veggies and herbs complemented the fish, and everyone was happy with the meal.