Sea Bass Recipe {My Favorite Baked Version}

Sea Bass Recipe {My Favorite Baked Version}
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Sea Bass Recipe
Quick and flavorful sea bass baked to perfection with garlic, olive oil, and herbs, optionally enhanced with a touch of white wine for a delightful Italian-inspired seafood dish.

Hey there, food enthusiasts! It’s Austin Carter from Beyond the Bayou Blog. Today’s star on the plate is none other than the delightful Sea Bass. As I prepared this dish, I couldn’t help but recall a memorable fishing trip with my buddies.

The salty breeze, the thrill of reeling in a big catch, and the joy of cooking up a feast together afterward. It was an amazing time with my group and made me recall my trip enjoying this delicious fish with Gimlet and amazing Cobb Salad.

Sea bass, with its delicate texture and mild taste, is like a blank canvas waiting for a chef’s touch. Whether you prefer it grilled with a dash of lemon or baked to perfection with aromatic herbs, the possibilities are endless. It’s a dish that brings back memories of laughter, good times, and the simple pleasure of enjoying great food with great company.

So, join me as we embark on a culinary journey with sea bass as our guide. Let’s cook up some delicious memories together!

What Is Sea Bass?

Sea bass is a type of fish that’s known for its delicious taste and versatility in cooking. It’s often found in oceans and has a mild, delicate flavor, making it popular among seafood lovers. Sea bass is rich in nutrients like protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins, making it a healthy choice. It can be grilled, baked, or pan-seared with herbs and spices to enhance its natural taste. When cooked properly, sea bass has a tender, flaky texture that melts in your mouth. It’s a great option for seafood dishes and a favorite in many restaurants and home kitchens alike.

Overview: How To Make Sea Bass?

Overview_ How To Make Sea Bass

This dish is perfect for those looking for a quick and flavorful seafood meal.

To start, preheat your oven to 450°F. Then, mix minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and black pepper in a cup. This flavorful blend will be rubbed onto the sea bass, adding a burst of aromatic goodness.

Place the sea bass in a baking dish and coat it with the oil mixture. For an extra touch, you can pour some white wine over the fish before baking, adding a subtle depth of flavor.

Bake the fish uncovered for 15 minutes, then sprinkle with parsley or Italian seasoning and bake for another 5 minutes until perfectly cooked and flaky.

Once done, drizzle any remaining pan juices over the fish, garnish with lemon wedges, and your delightful sea bass dish is ready to enjoy!

Sea Bass Recipe {My Favorite Baked Version}

Sea Bass Recipe

Quick and flavorful sea bass baked to perfection with garlic, olive oil, and herbs, optionally enhanced with a touch of white wine for a delightful Italian-inspired seafood dish.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, seafood
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 294kcal
Author: Austin Carter
Servings: 2

Equipment

  • Baking dish (shallow glass or ceramic)
  • Cup for mixing
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sea bass cleaned and scaled
  • 3 garlic cloves minced or crushed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning or 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 teaspoons fresh coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar optional or 1/3 cup white wine (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  • Mix minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and black pepper in a cup.
  • Place sea bass in a shallow baking dish.
  • Rub fish with the oil mixture.
  • Optional: Pour white wine over the fish.
  • Bake uncovered for 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with parsley or Italian seasoning and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
  • Drizzle remaining pan juices over the fish and garnish with lemon wedges before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.6g | Protein: 42.4g | Fat: 102g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Cholesterol: 92.9mg | Sodium: 1318mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 0.2g
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Tips that Might Help You!

  • Cooking Time Variation: The cooking time may vary based on your sea bass fillet’s size. Larger fillets may need a bit more time for thorough cooking. It’s best to choose fillets of similar weight to ensure even cooking. You can also use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. The fish should reach at least 145°F for safe consumption.
  • Frozen Fillets Preparation: Frozen fish fillets can be used, but ensure they are completely thawed and excess moisture is absorbed before cooking.
  • Preparing Fish for Cooking: Take your fish out of the fridge well ahead of cooking to let it reach room temperature. This ensures even cooking.
  • Drying Before Cooking: Pat your fish dry with kitchen towels to prevent splattering when it hits hot oil.
  • Preheating the Pan: Thoroughly preheat your pan over medium heat until it’s hot. A minute won’t do; it needs to be really hot when the fish is added.
  • Placing in Pan: When placing the fish in the pan, keep it flat with the skin side down to prevent curling.
  • Avoid Moving the Fish: Do not move the fish until it’s ready to turn. Moving it too soon can lead to sticking and messiness.
  • Turning and Cooking: Turn the fish gently when ready and do most of the cooking on the skin side for a crispy texture. The skin’s color change can indicate the cooking progress, especially with fish like salmon.
  • Skin-On vs. Skinless Fillets: I recommend using skin-on fillets for a beautiful sear. However, skinless fillets can be used too; just have extra butter on hand to prevent sticking.

What to Serve with Sea Bass?

Overview_ How To Make Sea Bass

Manage Your Leftovers This Way!

  • Storing Sea Bass: Leftover sea bass should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can stay fresh for up to three days.
  • Freezing Sea Bass: For longer storage, place the cooked and cooled sea bass in a sealable container and freeze it. It can be kept in the freezer for up to two months. Thaw the fish completely before reheating.
  • Reheating Sea Bass: To reheat, you can either microwave the fish for 30-40 seconds or heat it in a non-stick pan until it becomes crispy around the edges. This ensures the fish retains its texture and flavor.

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