Baked Chilean Sea Bass

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A buttery flavor and melt in your mouth texture are the two qualities that make the Chilean Sea Bass so amazingly delicious. Imagine that – eating a buttery [flavor] fish without using butter in the recipe is one of the reasons I love this fish. Full disclosure, the cost of wild chilean sea bass is pricey but it is so worth it. Instead of eating it at a fancy restaurant and paying twice the price, I prefer to cook it at home. It is so quick and simple to make. While the fish is baking, you can make a side dish of your favorite vegetables for a wholesome meal. I usually like to serve this during the midweek for a romantic weeknight dinner at home. Enjoy.

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Baked Chilean Sea bass

A very quick, simple and tasty entree. 

Course Dinner, Entree, Lunch
Keyword Baked Chilean Sea Bass, Baked Fish, Chilean Sea Bass, Roasted Sea Bass
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Yasmin Rasheed

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Fresh Chilean Sea Bass Skinless and Boneless cut into four equal portions
  • 2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme Chopped
  • 1 lemon Zested and sliced into four
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven 450 degrees.

  2. Rinse the fish and pat dry with paper towels.

    Optional: Soak fish in cold lemon water for 10 to 15 minutes. This helps to remove any fishy smell/taste. [Even very fresh fish has a fishy smell] I use this process most of the time when I am working with any kind of fish. Cover fish with cold tap water and juice one lemon in the water.

  3. In a bowl, add the fish, olive oil, thyme, lemon zest, black pepper and salt. Coat the fish with the seasoning.

  4. Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper.  Place the fish in a single layer, leaving space in between each.  Please the lemon slices in between the fish.

  5. Bake the fish in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. (No flipping necessary). 

    Note: The fish will be moist but will flake easily when done.

  6. Plate and serve with your favorite side(s). Enjoy!

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