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Whether you’re celebrating special occasions or entertaining dinner guests, any one of these Chilean sea bass recipes is guaranteed to impress! Go for a classic pan-seared or grilled recipe, or take your fish to new heights with lemon caper butter or chimichurri! Discover the very best ways to cook this rich, flaky fish to absolute perfection.
Chilean sea bass is a super rich fish with a flakey texture whose mouth watering flavor usually come with a higher price tag. So if you’re looking for the perfect way to give your fresh fish the love it deserves, you have to check out these Chilean sea bass recipes!
This white fish is so delicious, you may decide a simple pan-searing, baking, or grilling method is all you need. If you’re in the mood for flavor, dial it up with lemon zest, orange glaze, pesto, or even chimichurri. You can even make fish tacos!
Whether you love cooking Chilean sea bass fillets or this is your first time giving it a try, you’re sure to find a recipe (or two) on this list that’s perfect for you. Let’s dive in!
1. Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass
Keep it simple with this straight-forward recipe that still delivers the kind of craveworthy flavor you’d find in any high-end restaurant. A little ghee, garlic, and fresh lemon juice plus pan-searing is all you need! The trick is to make sure you have a hot pan when cooking.
2. Air Fryer Honey Chilean Sea Bass
The air fryer not only cooks sea bass faster than the oven, but also helps keep it moist and tender thanks to the convection cooking style! This sweet and spicy dish is ready in just 15 minutes and will delight the taste buds.
3. Marinated Chilean Sea Bass
A simple marinade with soy sauce, brown sugar, and rice vinegar add amazing Asian-inspired flavors to your Chilean sea bass fillets. Roast it under the oven broiler for a crunchy, caramelized crust with flaky fish on the inside!
4. Baked Chilean Sea Bass Recipe
Buttery and tender, this delicious recipe is ready in just 20 minutes! The velvety-smooth beurre blanc sauce made with white wine and butter, drizzled on top is easy to whip up and will take your Chilean sea bass to the next level.
5. Mediterranean Style Chilean Sea Bass
This preparation will remind you so much of a dish you’d get at a high-end restaurant, you won’t believe how fast it comes together! Serve with Mediterranean-style vegetables and finish with fresh basil.
6. Foil Baked Chilean Sea Bass
Cook your fish fillets on top of garlic creamed spinach all wrapped up inside tidy foil packets that keep everything moist and tender. Meanwhile, whip up the lemon Parmesan cream sauce to drizzle on top before serving!
7. Lemon Caper Butter Chilean Sea Bass
The rich and tangy lemon caper sauce over melt-in-your-mouth Chilean sea bass makes it hard to go wrong with this recipe. The trick is to really let the fish brown in the butter for a crispy, savory crust on the outside.
8. Baked Chilean Sea Bass
All you need is 7 ingredients and about 20 minutes to make flaky and flavorful Chilean sea bass! This dish is easy enough for a weeknight dinner and elegant enough to serve when entertaining company.
9. Crab Crusted Chilean Sea Bass
What could be more decadent than rich Chilean sea bass coated in a crust made from crabmeat, butter, and Panko breadcrumbs? Best of all, you can be ready to serve in about half an hour!
10. Lime Crusted Chilean Sea Bass
The bright and citrusy flavors, creamy shrimp sauce, and Florida pink shrimp on top will have you dreaming about this dish long after you finish! Don’t let the longer recipe deter you: it’s all very straightforward and so worth it!
11. Chilean Sea Bass With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Pan-searing gives the fish a crispy and brown exterior while oven-roasting seals in all the juices for the perfect delicate texture. Meanwhile, the simple flavors of the grilled pepper sauce enhance the fish’s natural sweetness!
12. Chilean Sea Bass With Pesto
You’ll fall in love with the way a savory pesto can complement the rich, natural flavor of Chilean sea bass. And this mouth watering yet easy recipe can be ready in under 20 minutes with minimal prep!
13. Sous Vide Chilean Sea Bass
Anyone who’s ever tried the sous vide method knows it’s the best way to cook food to precisely the right temperature. It may take a little longer, but you’ll get a perfectly-cooked piece of fish every time! Try serving over some creamy mashed potatoes for a delicious meal.
14. Chilean Sea Bass With Chimichurri
Attain restaurant-quality flavor and presentation with tender Chilean sea bass served over arugula with a quick and easy homemade chimichurri sauce made with fresh herbs on top! This 15-minute entree is always a crowd-pleaser.
15. Grilled Chilean Sea Bass
Grilling is a good option when it comes to cooking sea bass. Sprinkle your fish filets with lime, add a little Adobo seasoning, then cook it on the grill to add a whole new dimension of flavor! Serve it as-is, use it to make fish tacos or fajitas, or enjoy alongside a spicy, tangy strawberry salsa.
16. Orange Glazed Chilean Sea Bass
A simple relish made from oranges, cucumbers, dill, ground mustard, and agave tossed together in a champagne vinegar pairs beautifully with the flavor of Chilean sea bass. Don’t forget to add a little fish sauce on top!
17. Seared Chilean Sea Bass
Drizzled with a spicy sweet-and-sour Vietnamese-inspired sauce and served atop a bed of wilted sesame spinach, it’s hard to believe this sophisticated meal comes together in just 30 minutes.
18. Chilean Sea Bass With Mango Salsa
Slightly charred and perfectly seasoned on both sides, the fish goes oh-so-well with the fresh flavors of the sweet and savory mango salsa! The combination of simple ingredients turns out absolutely irresistible.
19. Chilean Sea Bass Tacos
One bite of these fish tacos will transport you to a tropical, sunny island! Chilean sea bass fillets are dredged in flour and fried in butter until brown, then flaked with a fork to make the perfect taco filling.
What is your favorite way to cook this delicious fish? Let me know in the comments which one of these easy fish recipes you will be trying.
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Best Chilean Sea Bass Recipes
- 1 10-12 ounce chilean sea bass
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Gently pat sea bass dry with a paper towel.
- Add butter and olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
- Place fish in the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side. You want the internal temperature to reach 145 degrees F. Season with salt.
- Serve warm.
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