Eats / Recipes

Simple Sea Bass Dinner

Good day to  you, readers! I hope you will forgive me for my lack of posting lately.  I am not intentionally neglecting my blog, it’s just that I’ve felt somewhat uninspired lately.  It’s not a great excuse, but here I am now.

Sunday nights are my favorite for spending time in the kitchen.  I’m relaxed and can get my groove on without the stress that comes with cooking during the work week. I had a hankering for some fresh fish so I headed to The Fresh Market and picked up some sea bass filets.  I was a little shocked at the price tag of almost $30 for two pieces of fish,  but it was delicious and worth it.  Here is how I prepared the fish:

Dredge the bass in flour that has been seasoned with salt and pepper shaking off the excess.

Heat pan over medium heat for 3 minutes. To the hot pan, add 1 tbsp each of olive oil and butter.  Turn heat up to high and add sea bass filets.  Sear each side for about 3 minutes.

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I deglazed the pan with white wine and drizzled it on top of the filets along with lemon juice and capers. Sea bass is such a rich and flavorful fish. This simple preparation allows its flavor to shine.

Swiss Chard Quinoa:

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I LOVE swiss chard.  It’s much milder than kale and more flavorful than spinach.  First I sautéed 1/2 an onion in a little olive oil and butter.  I removed the stalks from the chard and chopped them up instead of discarding them.  I sautéed them for a couple of minutes before adding the chopped swiss chard. Once the chard was wilted, I added about 1 cup of quinoa I had already prepared (actually it was left over from earlier in the week-I hate wasting food!). Add salt, pepper, maybe a little garlic powder and you are all set.

Oven Roasted Carrots with Rosemary:

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These carrots are the best! John Paul loved them and said they were like candy. Set your oven to 400.  Wash carrots and cut 1/2 of an onion into wedges. Drizzle with olive oil, rosemary, salt & pepper.  Roast for about 40 minutes. They will begin to shrivel when they’re ready!

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Oh my gosh this dinner was fantastic. The preparation of the fish and sides was simple and really let the flavors of the food shine.  Delicious, wholesome, healthy-what more can you ask for on a Sunday night? Start your week out right!

Here are some pictures I took with the Waterlogue app…have you played around with this one yet? It turns ordinary photos into extraordinary watercolor images.

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Just my regular old carrots before they got roasted and devoured.

Painted in Waterlogue

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I picked these beauties up at the Fresh Market along with the sea bass to liven up our living room.

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GORGEOUS!!! I kind of want to print this and get it framed!

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This was my first time preparing sea bass.  Do you have any special tips for cooking it? Any apps are you obsessing over lately?

Cheers to a great week!

xo

The Lady Olive

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5 thoughts on “Simple Sea Bass Dinner

  1. Well done TLO ! It is an expensive fish but so worth it once in awhile : )
    Fantastic sides…love the photo app !!!

  2. Pingback: ` Vicki Bensinger Chilean Sea Bass Over A Roasted Vegetable Quinoa ‘ | Ace Food and Health News 2014

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