While most people simply fry their black sea bass, it is a versatile fish that can be cooked in different ways. Here are three recipes for cooking black sea bass that are easy and delicious.
1. Baked Black Sea Bass with Lemon and Herbs: Preheat oven to 375°F. Rinse and pat dry four black sea bass fillets. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place in a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, thyme, and rosemary. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges and more herbs if desired.
2. Pan-Seared Black Sea Bass with Soy-Ginger Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of grated ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Set aside. Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat. Season four black sea bass fillets with salt and pepper and add to the skillet. Cook for 4 minutes per side or until golden and crisp. Transfer to a platter and spoon the sauce over the fish. Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
3. Grilled Black Sea Bass with Corn Salsa: In a medium bowl, toss together 2 cups of cooked corn kernels, 1/4 cup of diced red onion, 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, salt, and pepper. Set aside. Preheat grill to medium-high and oil the grates. Season four black sea bass fillets with salt, pepper, and paprika. Grill for 4 minutes per side or until charred and flaky. Serve with the corn salsa and lime wedges.