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Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass

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Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass is a straight forward way to cook this delicious moist fish topped off with a Mediterranean compote. The wonderful sauce has the capers, orange juice, thyme, raisins and the caramalized onions. Try out this simple, easy to make Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass dish and enjoy!!
  Chilean sea bass fillet 1 Large (cut into 6 equal pieces)
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt and pepper To Taste
  Sweet butter 5 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 6 Tablespoon
  Onions 2 Large, halved and thinly sliced
  Orange 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Freshly squeezed)
  Capers 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), rinsed
  Raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Thyme sprigs 1
  White wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finishing salt 1 Pinch (Optional)

Method for topping:
1) Start by caramelizing the onions in a large skillet,with 3 tablespoons of the olive oil and 1 ½ tablespoons of the butter. Cook until golden brown.
2) Add ½ cup of the orange juice and cook for 1-2 minutes
3) Add the capers,thyme and raisins, and cook until the raisins soften. Set aside and keep warm.

Method for the fillets:
4) Meanwhile wipe your skillet clean and add the other 1 ½ tablespoons of butter and the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Get nice and hot but not smoking.
5) Pat the pieces of fish dry and coat lightly with the seasoned flour. Wiping off excess flour.
6) With the flesh side down in pan cook the fish for about 4 minutes until nicely browned.
7) Turn over and continue cooking for about 2-3 minutes or until an instant read thermometer registers between 120-130 degrees farenheit. Transfer to a platter and keep warm.

Method for pan sauce:
8) In the same pan add the rest of the butter, 2 tablespoons. Breaking up the brown bits,add the remaining orange juice and white wine and reduce down.
9) Correct for seasoning, strain and pour over fish.

10) Plate the fish and top the fish off with the onion topping and garnish with thyme sprigs and finishing salt.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Frying Pan
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 740 Calories from Fat 347

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 39 g60.5%

Saturated Fat 13.1 g65.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 57.7 mg19.2%

Sodium 411.8 mg17.2%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.3%

Dietary Fiber 6.3 g25%

Sugars 37.5 g

Protein 16 g31.3%

Vitamin A 13.4% Vitamin C 55.8%

Calcium 19.2% Iron 17.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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