Spanish-style sea bass recipe

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This recipe for Spanish-style sea bass jazzes up the plain fillet with summery flavours like chorizo, garlic and fennel.

Serves1
SkillMedium
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories659 Kcal33%
Fat41 g59%
Saturated Fat10 g50%

Sea bass is a delicious white fish that's packed with nutrients and flavour. This recipe for Spanish-style sea bass jazzes up the plain fillet with summery flavours like chorizo, garlic and fennel, for a dinner dish that feels like a special treat, but only takes 25 minutes from start to finish.

Ingredients

  • 60g chorizo, cut into chunks
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and sliced
  • 1⁄2tsp fennel seeds, optional
  • 1 small courgette, trimmed and cut into short sticks
  • About 50g ready-chopped kale
  • 125g butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 5 peppadew peppers
  • 2tsp tomato ketchup, optional
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 sea-bass fillet
  • Lemon wedge

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Method

  1. Heat a frying pan, add the chorizo and fry for a couple of mins until it releases its oil. Add the garlic and fennel seeds, then the courgette sticks and kale and stir-fry for 52mins.
  2. Add the butter beans, peppers, ketchup, if using, and 1-2tbsp water and simmer for 1 min until the liquid is absorbed. Tip out on to a warm plate, keep it warm in the oven.
  3. Rub a little oil over the sea bass and season it well. Heat the pan and, when hot, sear the fish, skin-side down, for a few mins. When the skin is crisp, flip the fillet over and cook for 1-2 mins. Put on top of the veg, drizzle with the rest of the oil and add a lemon wedge.
Top Tip for making Spanish-style sea bass

Use cherry tomatoes instead of the peppadews and fresh spinach instead of kale, if you prefer.

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