Grilled bass with sauce vierge

Grilled bass with sauce vierge

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Easy to cook and beautifully moist, sea bass makes an elegant alternative to haddock or cod

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
479
protein
34g
carbs
1g
fat
38g
saturates
11g
fibre
0g
sugar
1g
salt
0.58g

Ingredients

  • 50g butter, melted
  • 4 sea bass fillets

For the sauce

  • 100g cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp small capers
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 100ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • handful torn basil leaves and chopped chives, to garnish

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Method

  1. Line a grill pan with foil and brush lightly with butter. Brush the fish on both sides with butter and season. Lay on the foil, skin-side up.
  2. Put the tomatoes and shallot in a pan with the capers, lemon juice and oil, and season.
  3. Grill the bass for 5-7 mins under a hot grill until just cooked and the skin is starting to brown. Meanwhile, warm the sauce through for 2 mins, then stir in some of the torn basil leaves. Lift the bass onto warmed plates using a fish slice and spoon the sauce around. Serve with steamed new potatoes or small baked potatoes, and add the remaining basil and chives.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2011

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Stoney50's picture
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Delicious, so easy and lovely colours on the plate! I halved the amount of oil. I served with Olive bread which was a good tip. Didn't really need potatoes.

sjcauser1's picture
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Makes a great dinner party starter minus the potatoes. Really easy to prepare, looks very professional and a hit every time with the guests.

sjcauser1's picture
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I use the seabass with the sauce vierge to make a great fish starter. You can prepare all the ingredients before the guests arrive and it's so easy to make and looks really professional. I serve with warm olive bread. This one has been a hit every time.

5891boe's picture
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Simple and delicious - this will become a regular mid week supper meal! Very quick to make as well.

jfergie284's picture
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So simple and so delicious. Will be making again and again!

paulinew4747's picture
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Totally delicious and so easy

andrealphus's picture
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Delicious mediterranean flavours, although the high fat content made it a bit of a guilt trip!

sdavis30's picture
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oops forgot to rate. I'd give it a ten if I could!!

sdavis30's picture
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Lovely dish again from Mary!
Think sunshine.. think fresh.. and a few glasses of crisp white wine.. yum yum.
Full of flavour and healthy too.
Made this a few times now and it never disappoints.
Looks amazing on the plate too with minimal effort

itybity's picture
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(i forgot to rate!) :D

itybity's picture
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wow, that was simply delicious! wonderfull in flavour, really was superb and this will be making a regular appaernce on our menu :)

edel_ir's picture
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I have to say this was devine. I cooked the sauce and fish to the directions in the receipe. Given that my husband is away this week and I'm cooking for one, I had to adapt the recipe for one person, easy peasy. I had some left over new potatoes and used a half a red pepper and half a yellow pepper, with half a red onion, a couple of cloves of garlic tossed in rapeseed oil (my new health foood), sprinkle Itailian herbs (dried) seasoning (salt & pepper to taste), roast in the oven at 180 degrees until cooked and slightly golden. Served with the fish, heaven.

creative_cook's picture
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I made this for dinner earlier with cod loins rather than sea bass. Asparagus goes down with it very nicely too!

creative_cook's picture
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I made this for dinner earlier with cod loins rather than sea bass. Asparagus goes down with it very nicely with it too!

smirparis's picture
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simple, fresh and clean sharp flavors...easy mid week supper

lourogers's picture
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Delicious!

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