Okay… so…. I debated whether or not I wanted to share this recipe right away… OR to include this in my first cookbook (*wink wink*)! To be honest, I couldn’t wait any longer to post this recipe – it was that much of a hit. My boyfriend and his guys have been my taste testers lately as I’ve done some recipe developing. They said that this was one of the best meals they’ve ever had. They all devoured their plates in less than 10 minutes. Now, my boyfriend is pretty spoiled when it comes my cooking and he enjoys everything that I make, BUT he is absolutely obsessed with Chilean sea bass and orders it whenever he can (you can call him a sea bass connoisseur). SO, with that being said, I know that it was truly one for the books if this was one of the best that he’s had! (And no… he wouldn’t lie to me. Ha-ha) This fancy and rich tasting meal is perfect for a special occasion or even for a small dinner party if you really want to blow your guests away! Not to toot my own horn, but this may have been one of the best Chilean Sea Bass dishes that I’ve ever had myself.
- 1 ½ lbs. of Chilean Sea Bass (cut into 3 equal size pieces)
- ¼ teaspoon of salt/pepper mix (to sprinkle over fish)
- ½ of a lemon juiced
- ½ tablespoon of white wine
- 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
- ¼ tablespoon of minced fresh thyme
- ¼ tablespoon of minced fresh rosemary
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- ¼ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- ½ tablespoon of olive oil
- Set oven to 400°
- Pat fish dry with paper towel and sprinkle fish with ¼ teaspoon of salt/pepper mix.
- Set cast iron skillet over Medium High heat. Once skillet is hot, drizzle pan with ½ tablespoon of olive oil. Sear fish for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- One fish is done being seared, set aside in a baking dish.
- In a small saucepan on the stove, melt butter on low heat. Add garlic, white wine, rosemary, thyme, and pepper flakes. Let mixture simmer on low heat for about 2-3 minutes while stirring continuously to prevent any burning or sticking.
- Evenly pour butter mixture over each piece of fish.
- Place fish in the oven and cook for about 7-10 minutes OR until internal temperature reaches 140°
- Once temperature reaches 140°F, let the fish rest for about 5 minutes before serving.
Serve with your choice of sides. I paired this delicious sea bass
with fresh sautéed spinach and roasted potatoes.