seasoned sea bass

in bobbly flay’s original recipe, he paired his garlic risotto cakes with a whole sea bass that is so easy to make!

instead of making the whole fish, i modified the recipe to just a fillet. browning the skin side will give the fish a nice crisp while the rest of the fish will be soft and tender. sea bass is a very rich fish so just the simple oil, salt and pepper seasoning does the trick. it is amazing!

the seasoned sea bass is perfect with a risotto cake. restaurant quality taste and look – yum!


  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pound black sea bass fillet
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

With a sharp knife score bass on the side with the skin. Season bass lightly on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add bass to pan, skin side down and brown it on the skin side. Transfer pan to oven and cook bass for 5 to 10 minutes or until cooked through.

Transfer fish to a plate and serve with skin side up.

original recipe from Hot Off the Grill with Bobby Flay: Sea Bass with Tomatoes and Garlic Risotto Cakes


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