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Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy!
Baked Sea Bass + Asparagus
Whole Sea Bass were on sale at the grocers this week- so you know what we’re eating!
This recipe works well using any medium-sized whole fish if you can’t find bass.
Buttery delicious, flaky, melt-in-your-mouth, lemony, white fish!
This would also work really well on the grill using heavy duty foil or a grill basket.
Following this recipe preheat your grill to medium/medium-high heat (temperature 400 degrees).
The reason I used ghee for this recipe is that ghee can handle the high heat.
Ghee has a smoke point of 482 degrees which works great for roasting fish at high temperatures.
If you don’t have ghee, you can use avocado oil, or simply use butter.
If you’re not sure whether you like eating fish – but love all their health benefits – white fish may be just what you need!
I’m talking about fish like sea bass, cod, halibut, haddock, whiting, hake, pollock, etc.
Bass is leaner and has a milder flavor than the oily fish varieties such as salmon.
White fish like bass is less “fishy” and milder than other fish which makes it a great place to start!
Each fish has its own nutritional makeup … but they’re all a nutrient-dense source of protein and micronutrients that contain very few calories.
Whitefish is also:
Low in fat
High in protein
High in B vitamins
Packed with minerals like potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus
🐟Why eat fish? Research suggests it’s linked with a lower risk of depression, heart disease, and cognitive decline as we get older.
🍲If you can’t buy fresh whitefish from a fishmonger, choose wild-caught, frozen-at-sea.
Frozen at sea means they are frozen soon after being caught, which preserves them at their freshest point.
Do you like white fish? What’s your favorite kind?
🌱Do you like asparagus?
I really enjoy the smaller, more tender/young asparagus spears.
I think the crispy thinner spears have a better flavor.
Once they get too thick, the flavor changes and they become a little chewy for me.
Of course, this is a personal preference as I know people who love the thick spears. Which side are you on?
2 whole sea bass, cleaned out, scales removed
2 Tbsps ghee or clarified butter
4 fresh garlic cloves, minced
1 fresh lemon, sliced
sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
1 Tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
1 fresh lemon, juiced
1 lb fresh young asparagus
additional fresh lemon wedges, to serve