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.


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:


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:


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!


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.


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

Painted in Waterlogue


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

Painted in Waterlogue

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


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!


The Lady Olive

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 !!!

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