Recipe by Chef John
"While this recipe for grilled sea bass with an Asian chile-lime dressing is super-fast and easy, it doesn't taste or look super-fast and easy. Your guests will be impressed, and it will be our little secret. I served mine with some caramelized parsnips."
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garlic, finely minced, or more to taste
seasoned rice vinegar
Asian fish sauce
Asian chile pepper sauce (such as sambal oelek)
Asian (toasted) sesame oil
4 (4 ounce) fillets
vegetable oil, or as needed
salt to taste
coarsely chopped cilantro leaves, or to taste
This is the most delicious fish I have ever made or even had. I used tilapia instead of sea bass because I didn't want to bother with my grill, and because my grocery store had a great deal on fresh tilapia. I sautéed the tilapia in a teaspoon of coconut oil over medium high heat for maybe 3-4 minutes per side. I accidentally used 1 tablespoon of sesame oil. I was worried it would overpower the dish, but thankfully the sauce was very forgiving and still balanced. I also (intentionally) used 2 cloves of garlic because I love it so much. I served this with cauliflower "rice" (I Ross some cauliflower in the food processor until it is the consistency of rice) sautéed with chopped shiitake mushrooms; snap peas tossed with a wee bit of sesame oil, soy sauce, and lots of black pepper-cooked under the broiler.
Very easy to make and absolutely delicious!
I tried this tonight and it was amazing! I used Sriracha for the chili sauce, and added a teaspoon of Thai Chile Ginger sauce plus a teaspoon of Ponzu Lime sauce. My husband grilled the seas bass as instructed and it was perfect. Moist inside with a nice crisp char on the outside. Wish I had taken a picture. Served with log grain wild rice and sugar snap peas. WILL make again!! Probably too often!
I watched the video, and Chef John said this sauce would be good on chicken or other types of fish. The fish market had no sea bass today, so I bought some salmon. Right before dinner, it started to rain, so grilling outside was not an option. I just used the grill pan on the stove top, and this turned out pretty well.
Great recipe!! (the picture doesn't do it justice). I couldn't help but add freshly chopped mangos to this sauce - we were licking our plates!
we have made this recipe twice for sea bass and it was delicious each time!! the dressing is amazing!! looking forward to trying it on other types of meat and salads!!
Amazingly simple and wonderful flavours I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of the cooking method. I put it in an aluminum fish on the bar b que 6 minutes per side. Melt in your mouth. Definitely a family favourite
Make the dressing, added a little bit of Mirin for sweetness. Delicious! Husband loved it!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grilled Sea Bass with Chili-Lime Dressing
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 52
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