Sea bass fillet fried in brown butter, lemon and garlic, with pan-fried potatoes, peas and a little salad.
I think I’ve mentioned somewhere on this site that one of my favourite ways of cooking sea bass is fried in butter with lemon and garlic. Actually … I think that’s the only way I have ever cooked it. Anyway it’s very very simple and very very tasty.
I’m not tagging this convenience-health-food though – because any meat or fish that I fry smells up the kitchen and so it’s not convenient. At least not for me.
Why brown butter? Because when I was just about to add the fish to the pan I noticed one of the fillets still had some scales on its skin. So I was just scraping them off … and the butter turned brown. It tastes great. Just a little bit nuttier than the non-brown version.
So this cooks very quickly. It’s very simple, very tasty and very quick to make.
No, I’m still not calling it convenient.
Also, I do add a lot of butter to the pan. But fish is always a healthy option, isn’t it? So I’m going to tag it heart-healthy. It’s fish.
How much protein?
I’m not totally sure because the fish wasn’t labelled that way. But using an online recipe analyser it calculated nearly 30g of protein, so I’m guessing it offers about 25g.
Apart from the protein is Sea Bass good for you?
Yes. It’s a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, B6 and selenium. Here is some more information on that.
There is one small problem with sea bass though. It is one of the types of fish which is likely to contain higher levels of mercury. This means it should be avoided by pregnant women and children – and I think it’s supposed to be just a once-a-month treat for the rest of us.
Is it a treat?
Tastes like one to me.