Today’s catch is sea bass. When I was a child, I used to hate fish… I was put off by the smell of it. I couldn’t even eat a single bite.
One day I decided to try this particular fish, just because its smell wasn’t so strong. I was blown away. The sea bass is utterly delicious! Since then, I am eating it very often. I love cooking it in a pan with some sea salt, black pepper, butter and a tiny squeeze of lemon. The result is always the same – mouthwatering fillet of goodness!
I decided to share this recipe with you, because it made me eat fish and it’s not bad having it in your food regime. Today I served it with some crushed baby potatoes and fresh spinach.
- 2 sea bass fillets
- 300 gr baby potatoes
- 100 ml yogurt
- 100 gr of fresh spinach
- cayenne pepper
- black pepper
- sea salt
- Wash the baby potatoes and cut them in half
- Roast them in the oven, well-seasoned with salt and black pepper, for 45-55 minutes on 180 degrees
- Simply crush them with a fork, adding some butter and rosemary and set aside
- In a very hot pan, add some oil and cook your seasoned fillets,(first place them with the skin side down)
- After 3-4 minutes, you can turn your fillets to cook on the other side, and you can immediately switch off the heat, because your pan will be hot enough to cook the fish through
- Just before taking the fish out of the pan, you can add a bit of butter and a tiny squeeze of lemon to give an amazing taste to your fillets
- Serve them with fresh spinach on the side and your crushed potatoes
I had the fish with some yogurt and cayenne pepper – it is up to you if you want the sauce – I enjoyed it with the potatoes.
The crispy skin of the sea bass is where most of the flavor is concentrated. The soft meat absorbs the butter and lemon and it leaves this great aftertaste in your mouth that makes you remember this dish.
I really hope that you will try the sea bass, in this way – which is maybe the simplest possible – so you really feel what this fish is all about.
See you soon my friends!