24. April 2013

13/52 Sea Bass With Gremolata

Here's another recipe I'd like to share with you guys! Sea bass with gremolata is one of those easy recipes with incredibly few ingredients and a preparation time of about 15 minutes that - on top of it all - tastes amazing! But if you (like us) can't find any sea bass fillet anywhere and have to buy frozen fish with heads and bones, the preparation time can easily be multiplied.
So we had to wait for the sea basses to defrost, learnt on YouTube how to fillet a sea bass, and performed the filleting quite successfully before we could continue with the recipe as it was supposed to be. The extra work was sometimes a bit disgusting to be honest (Ever tried to behead a fish? Yuck!) but we had great fun!

Sea Bass With Gremolata

1 untreated lemon
1 handful flat-leaved parsley
2 cloves garlic

4 sea bass fillets (ca. 140g each)
freshly ground pepper
2-3 tablespoons butter

Wash and dry the fish fillets and season with salt and pepper. Fry them with medium heat for 5 minutes on their skin side in a pan with butter.

For the gremolata grate the lemon zest and press out the juice. Chop both parsley and garlic.
When the fried fillets are ready, mix together the lemon zest, parsley and garlic and spread it on top of the fillets. Sprinkle with lemon juice, cover the pan and let rest for 2 minutes.

Serve with fresh white bread or/and an arugula salad.



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