Friday, February 19, 2016

Easy Baked Sea Bass

Here's a great baked sea bass recipe, with a lovely dry spice rub. This one doesn't incorporate too many spices and is very easy to whip up on any busy weeknight. You could use any white fish such as tilapia, halibut or haddock. On our last Costco trip (more like an expedition, really!) we found sea bass in the frozen section and so picked it up. 

Ingredients: 

Sea Bass boneless skinless filets- 1 per person

The following quantities for the spices are per filet: 

Mustard Powder- 2 tsp 

Cilantro Seeds Powder (coarsely ground)- 2 tsp

Red Chile Powder or Paprika- 2 tsp (adjust according to taste)

Salt to taste

Cooking oil- a few drizzles

Method:

1. The Spice Rub: In a bowl mix up mustard powder (I like Colman's Mustard), cilantro seeds powder (make your own by roasting some cilantro seeds and then pounding it into a coarse powder), paprika &/red chile powder and salt to taste. Give the mixture a taste to make sure you like it! Adjust spices, if needed. 


Mustard Powder


The Spice Rub


2. Thaw fish filets according to instructions on packet. Pat dry with paper towel, dip each filet into the above spice rub and coat evenly. Go ahead, use your hand and give that fish filet some love! 



Coat fish filet with spice rub


3. Meanwhile preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Arrange all fish filets on a greased baking pan. Drizzle some cooking oil on each filet. 


Sea Bass filets coated with delicious spice rub ready to go into the oven


4. Place the above in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 10-12 minutes. After the bake time, set the oven to hi-broil and broil for 2-3 minutes (these are pretty thick filets, so won't overcook). 



Delicious Baked Spicy Sea Bass


5. Beautiful, delicious, spicy baked fish, sea bass in this case, is ready to be served. Place a filet on some creamy risotto, garnish with Italian parsley and a squeeze of fresh lemon, and enjoy! 


Mm Mm Delicious!! 





2 comments:

Mol1 said...

Me likey!!! Where did u buy the mustard powder? I've never seen dry powder before, only on paste or sauce form - Lara

Yet Another Foodie said...

Thanks Lara! You make it, you likey more! ;) Got the mustard powder at FredMeyer- was drawn to it coz it's from good old England.... hehe! ;)