I have to admit, up until recently sea bass was not my favorite fish. I tried it couple of times and despite its not the cheapest price, I was not impressed much. Salmon on the other hand was my regular seafood treat. I've had it for many years, it never disappoints me and I was reluctant to trade it for something new.
It wasn't until I stumbled upon this Sea Bass Fillet Recipe, when I realized that this fish has a lot of potential and that I need to explore it more.
Sea Bass is a very delicate white fish which goes very good with different sauces and dressings. For a long period of time I couldn't spot the difference between Sea Bass and Halibut. They are both white fish with a very similar texture. But once I tried this recipe with both of these fish, I noticed the difference right away. Sea Bass has much more tender meat and once cooked properly it is literally mouthwatering.
Homemade flavorful garlic butter, combined with bread crumb crust and thyme, makes this Sea Bass Fillet Recipe pop.
It comes out so tender that it literally melts in your mouth.
Now, every time we buy sea bass, I don't search for alternative recipes, because this one is the go-to and I really enjoy making it.
- 2 Sea Bass fillets
- 4 cloves garlic finely minced
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 lemon zested
- 4 tablespoons Panko bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon thyme finely chopped
- Salt pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter, add minced garlic and cook on a medium low heat for about 1 minutes or until butter starts to bubble. Remove from the heat, set aside for 5 minutes to allow the garlic infuse the butter. Discard garlic from the butter.
- Place Sea Bass Fillets on a previously greased baking dish, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl, mix together breadcrumbs, lemon zest and chopped thyme. Spread the breadcrumb mixture all over the fish. Pour over an infused butter to evenly cover all the fish surface. Bake for 15 min, until fish is cooked through.
- Serve warm with a salad!
I hope you will enjoy my Sea Bass Fillet Recipe with Garlic Butter and Herbs. And once you do, I'm pretty sure it will become a staple in your cooking book.