Pan Seared Sea Bass with Sweet Soy Glaze
You’re tasty. You’re perfect for dinner parties.
And that’s just what I did with you a couple weekends ago.
And it’s tricky to keep coming up with statements about you
in first person so I’m switching to third (do I have that right? It’s been a
while since I’ve taken an English class).
Sea bass is so easy to prepare! And it seems so much fancier
than salmon so it’s perfect for a special occasion. For our dinner I marinated the fish in a sweet soy-sauce based marinade,
pan seared it for a few minutes to caramelize the top,
then finished roasting it in the oven.
10 minutes cooking time, and very little manual labor. Which, by the way, is the key to a successful dinner party. Simplicity = calm and relaxed pre-dinner prep, a highlight of great ingredients, and more time for wine.
photos look in this post. It’s safe to assume these photos were NOT
taken by me, but rather by my more photography-inclined friend Jessica.
With her iPhone. Same as mine. How did she do it???!!
- 1 cup soy sauce
- ½ cup orange juice
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger (more to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon chopped garlic (jar)
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 sea bass fillets, skin removed
Mix all marinade ingredients,
and marinate fish in a large Ziploc bag for 1-3 hours. Preheat the oven
to 400. Coat a nonstick grill pan with oil, and heat over medium
high. Add the fish; brown the first side for 3 minutes, flip for 1-2
more minutes, then transfer the pan to the oven (make sure it’s oven
safe), until fish is flaky – about 6-7 more minutes. Serve with a popover. (everything should be served with a popover).