Black drum has a mild, sweet taste and firm flesh that makes it ideal for a number of recipes, just like this one. The filets get seasoned and baked with fresh garlic and lemon slices. It’s delightfully simple, low-carb and gluten free.

Serves four.


  • 1 lemon
  • 4 (5 oz) black drum filets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley


  • Heat the oven to 400°F.
  • Slice the lemon into 8-10 thin rounds.
  • Rinse and pat filets down with paper towels. Season each filet with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Place fish in a baking dish then sprinkle with fresh garlic.
  • Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the fish, then place 2 lemon slices over the top of each filet.
  • Bake until the fish is cooked through and flaky, around 20-25 minutes.
  • Top each piece with fresh parsley and serve immediately.