Simple sea bass recipes especially appeal to those who don’t like fish

“Lithuanians spoil themselves during the festive period. We notice that more gourmet ingredients are entering online shoppers’ baskets: cheeses, hams, various spreads. As for fish, before the holidays, buyers pay more attention to both more sophisticated fish and seafood: black halibut, sea bass, flying We notice that squid tentacles or mussels also attract interest,” says communication manager Vaida Budriene. Iki” shopping chain.

Sea bass is a great ingredient to try traditional and more specialized recipes with fish.

“Sea bass is an ideal fish for experiments in the kitchen. Its taste is not strong, but delicately frozen and mild, so it will appeal even to less fans of fish dishes.

The texture of this fish is also unique: the texture of the sea bass is firm, but very juicy, so it can be prepared in the most diverse ways: cut into pieces and fried in a pan, whole fish is baked in the oven. It can be boiled and steamed. If you want to give this fish a smoky taste, the sea bass is the most delicious and fried, on the barbecue, on coals,” says Vilma Judkaziene, representative of “Iki”.

Combine with various accessories

A fish such as sea bass is not easy to prepare, but does not take much time. If you fry a seabass fillet in a pan, it only takes 2-3 minutes to cook it on each side. If you’re grilling a whole fish, you’ll need a bit longer, 8-10 minutes per side.

Before frying the perch in a pan, do not forget to heat the oil in it, and to make it more delicious, add a spoonful of butter to the oil, you can also throw a sprig of your favorite herbs or a clove of garlic. .

If you want to cook perch on the barbecue, it should be heated to medium heat. Seabass fillets should be grilled for 2-3 minutes on each side, but don’t forget to turn the fish while cooking and brush with olive oil. If you are grilling a whole fish, it will take about 8-10 minutes to cook on each side.

If you decide to cook this fish in the oven, it is better to cook it completely. First, you have to season the fish with your favorite spices, sprinkle with oil, wrap in foil, heat the oven to 200 degrees and bake for about half an hour.

Since sea bass is a delicately flavored fish, a simple salt, pepper and fresh lemon juice brings it out perfectly. However, this fish, like many other types of white fish, goes well with a variety of herbs: thyme, rosemary, basil.

A variety of dishes can be served with this fish. Not only potatoes go well with sea bass, but also caramelized carrots, steamed cauliflower or broccoli. Zucchini is prepared in different ways – both in a pan and fried on the grill. And if you want to experiment, you can make zucchini “pasta” with perch, which is not only tasty, but looks original on the plate.

Different types of grits go well with sea bass. Starting with traditional buckwheat, rice and ending with Bolivian balanda or couscous. To make the grits taste stronger, you can season them with lemon juice or grated lemon peel, as well as a variety of spices: starting with cumin and ending with smoked paprika powder. Chopped, roasted or fresh vegetables go well with various grains. And, for example, you can season couscous with chopped nuts or nutritious pomegranate seeds.

We share three recipes with sea bass that are perfect for the Easter table.

Sea bass marinated in hot pepper sauce

You will need:

  • Sea bass fillet
  • 2 limes
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of your favorite hot chili sauce
  • 50 milliliters of tomato juice
  • Juice of half an orange
  • A big handful of coriander leaves

Making

Wash and dry the fish fillet. Place the fish in a bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice. Cover with foil and refrigerate for about 15 minutes.

Blanch the tomatoes in hot water, then rinse them in cold water, peel them and cut them into large pieces. Peel and finely chop the onion.

Remove the fish from the marinade and cut into small pieces. Put fish in a bowl, add tomatoes and onion. Season with salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Mix well, add tomato and orange juice and let it cool for another 2-3 hours.

Then arrange the coriander leaves on the plates, place the fish on top and sprinkle everything with the marinade. Fish prepared this way can be eaten alone or used to make various rice dishes.

Grilled sea bass with herbs

You will need:

  • sea ​​bass
  • A pinch of dried basil
  • A pinch of dried rosemary
  • Lemons
  • A few cloves of chopped garlic
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of pepper
  • A drizzle of olive oil

Making

First clean, wash and dry the fish. Then, in a small container, mix a few tablespoons of oil, salt, pepper, dried herbs and chopped garlic. Rub the fish with the resulting mixture.

Next, heat the grill to medium heat. When the grill is hot, place the fish on the oiled grill and cover with foil. Cook this type of fish for about 15 minutes. Finally, remove the foil from it and cook for another 10 minutes. Finally, sprinkle the fish with lemon juice. Serve the prepared sea bass with your favorite side dish.

Grilled Sea Bass with Parsley Pesto

You will need:

  • 2 fillets of sea bass
  • 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • A few tablespoons of olive oil
  • For the pesto sauce:
  • 2 fresh sprigs of rosemary leaves
  • Several cups of parsley leaves
  • A clove of garlic
  • A spoonful of grated hard cheese
  • Juice of half a lemon and grated zest
  • A handful of garlic cloves
  • A few tablespoons of olive oil

Making

Heat the grill to medium heat. Add rosemary sprigs to the cavities of the scallops. Brush each fish lightly with oil and sprinkle with salt. Finally, place on the preheated grill and grill for 5-7 minutes on each side, until the skin of the fish is crispy and the inside is tender.

Then make the pesto sauce. Place the rosemary, parsley leaves and garlic in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Then add cheese and lemon peel and mash everything again. Finally, put the obtained mass in a bowl. Mix lemon juice, chopped chives, olive oil, salt and pepper in it. Finally, you eat the resulting sauce with the cooked fish. Rice, potatoes and fresh vegetable salad go well with perch prepared this way. Delicious!

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