Chilean sea bass is a type of deep-water fish and is also called “tooth fish”. It has a mild flavor with no fishy aftertaste and a silky, buttery texture. It also takes on the flavors of the sauces and spices it is cooked with, which makes it a popular choice in various cuisines.
Its delicious flavor, however, also makes it a quite luxurious option. But, if you’ve managed to get your hands on some Chilean sea bass, try these healthy and flavorful Chilean sea bass recipes. You won’t be disappointed!
1. Chilean Sea Bass
The mild-flavored Chilean sea bass is cooked simply with salt, pepper, butter, and aromatic garlic to allow its natural flavors to shine through. It is then finished with a spritz of lemon to give it some brightness. You can also serve it with cauliflower potato salad or your favorite side for a filling meal.
2. Chilean Sea Bass En Papillote
En papillote simply means “in paper” or “in parchment” — and that’s exactly how the sea bass is cooked in this recipe. You’ll be steaming buttery Chilean sea bass fillets with julienned zucchini, carrots, red onion, and red pepper along with minced garlic and various seasonings inside a parchment pocket. Once cooked, you can rip the pocket open and dig in!
3. Chilean Sea Bass with Basil Pesto
This sea bass recipe produces tender, flaky sea bass that tastes divine when topped with basil pesto. Finish it with a spritz of lemon to balance the flavors, a pinch of Aleppo pepper to pack some heat, and a few grape tomatoes to add a pop of color and texture!
4. Chilean Sea Bass with Lemon, Dill & Caper Sauce
Tender, flaky Chilean sea bass is smothered in a flavorsome sauce prepared by combining white wine, aromatic garlic, tart lemon juice, lemon zest, and sweet yet sharp shallot to tantalize your taste buds. Once cooked, top it off with the remaining sauce and add fresh dill before serving.
5. Chilean Sea Bass with Spinach Basil Sauce
This recipe delivers a vibrant meal that is stunning to look at and even more delicious to taste. Perfectly cooked Chilean sea bass is served on top of a fresh sauce made with basil, garlic, lemon juice, seasonings, and spinach. Pair it with a side of fork-tender potatoes and a dollop of Greek yogurt for a scrumptious meal.
6. Chilean Sea Bass with White Bean and Kale Stew
This stew will warm you up on cold winter days. It uses nutritious beans, veggies, and leafy greens as well as spices. Paired with the mild-tasting and buttery sea bass, this meal is absolutely delightful. Serve it with butter-flavored croutons to sop up the yummy flavors.
7. Easy Baked Chilean Sea Bass
This Chilean sea bass recipe calls for seasoning the fish with kosher salt, black pepper, and creole seasoning to infuse it with rich flavors, and then baking it to perfection. Serve it with a silky, smooth lemon beurre blanc sauce to make the dish even richer and creamier.
8. French in a Flash: Chilean Sea Bass with Bouillabaisse Broth
This dish is a modern take on French food, and can be made in just 30 minutes! It calls for making a stew with onion, fennel bulbs, tomatoes, mussels, and rock shrimps, along with a few other ingredients. Serve it with rouille (a type of aioli prepared with roasted red peppers, mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, and lemon zest) and pair it with baguette toasts for dipping.
9. Pan-Seared Chilean Sea Bass with Lemon Caper Butter
Ready in just 20 minutes, this delicious dish is perfect for busy weeknights. In this recipe, the Chilean sea bass is prepared with just six simple ingredients — avocado oil, salt, pepper, butter/ghee, lemon juice, and capers. It’s wonderful on its own, but it’s best when served with a creamy garlic cauliflower mash for a filling meal.
10. Pan-Seared Chilean Sea Bass
Make this restaurant-worthy meal in under 15 minutes! All you need to do is season the Chilean sea bass fillets with salt and cook them in olive oil until tender and flaky. Then, serve them with melted garlic-infused butter for a creamy, buttery, indulgent meal.
11. Pan-Seared Chilean Sea Bass Mediterranean Style
Whip up a truly hearty, nourishing meal in less than 30 minutes. The sea bass is cooked in butter until golden brown and served with a generous helping of veggies cooked Mediterranean-style with potato, shallots, olives, peppers, and tomatoes. The combination of flaky sea bass with the filling veggies delivers a filling and flavorful meal.
12. Pan-Seared Chilean Sea Bass with Asian Marinade
Transform the mild-flavored Chilean sea bass by cooking it with robust seasonings that will take your taste buds on a ride. Coat the fillets in a flavor-rich Asian marinade of soy sauce, mirin, ginger, white wine vinegar, and sugar, and pan-sear them until they’re crispy. Serve hot with herbs and lemon wedges.
13. Seared Chilean Sea Bass with Asian Sauce
Chilean sea bass paired with a Vietnamese-style sauce, this dish is perfect for those on a diet! You can cook the fillets until they’re browned and cooked through, then serve them on a bed of wilted spinach garnished with sesame seeds. Finish it with a drizzle of spicy and sour-sweet sauce for a tantalizing dish.
14. Wild Sea Bass Recipe with Spinach & Mushrooms
This bright and flavorful meal will blow you away! Wild Chilean sea bass is cooked in avocado oil until golden and crispy. Then, pair it with fried mushrooms and a wilted spinach mixture made with baby spinach, butter, tomato bruschetta mix, leeks, thyme, and broth. Pile the fried mushrooms on top of the wilted spinach, add the sea bass, and serve with a toasted baguette.