Happy Monday! Jason and I have the day off today but I couldn’t help myself from blogging about this recipe. I made Bronzed Sea Bass with Lemon Butter last night and it was to die for. I borrowed this recipe from The Pioneer Woman and it did not disappoint.
First of all, you have to start with a really good piece of fresh fish. We picked up a large filet at Whole Foods and split it between the two of us. Once I saw the price tag for one filet, I KNEW we would not be getting two ($22 a piece). One large filet was the perfect amount for us. We had no leftovers.
This is the easiest recipe I have ever followed. The hardest part is removing the skin, but just use a really sharp knife and do it slowly. Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees. Salt and pepper both sides of the fish while you heat up the oil in a large oven proof pan. I used olive oil but the recipe calls for canola oil. The olive oil worked fine. Make sure that oil is nice and hot so you get a nice crust on the fish. Next you place the fish in the pan and sear it on one side for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes place the pan in the pre-heated oven. It definitely feels strange to not flip the fish, but just follow the instructions. Bake in the oven for 8 minutes. My filet was pretty thick, so I pulled it out after 8 minutes, flipped it and stuck it back in the oven for 3 minutes.
While the fish is cooking in the oven, it’s time to pull together your delicious lemon butter. Melt three tablespoons of butter and add lemon zest and juice. Let it reduce down just a bit to allow all the flavors to come together. I also steamed some broccoli while the fish was cooking, which only takes about 3-5 minutes.
Next step it so assemble! Serve fish on top of steamed broccoli with a generous drizzle of lemon butter. Now, it’s time for a little piece of heaven.
While eating this dinner, Jason actually said, “This is the best fish I have ever had.” That’s impressive. And easy recipe plus fresh ingredients equals a delicious dinner. The crust was the absolute best part!
I currently have a pork shoulder in the slow-cooker which will hopefully turn into some amazing Pulled Pork Sliders with Purple Cabbage Slaw. Have a fantastic week and check back later for some more recipes!