Firm white flesh, superb flavour. Often served stuffed and baked.
Fish size Large approx 600-800gm £8.95
Supplied Freshly Blast Frozen
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Delivery up to £50 is £20.90
Delivery over £50 is £17.9
Delivery over £125 is £5.95
Poached sea bass, confit lemon butter, asparagus and oysters
- 4 sea bass fillets
- 8 oysters
- 12 asparagus spears
- 1 tbsp of chopped chives
Confit lemon butter
- 250g of unsalted butter
- 2 lemons
- salt & pepper
Confit lemon syrup
- 200g of caster sugar
- 200ml of water
- 1 star anise
- Start the sea bass dish by making the confit lemon butter. First put the butter in a bowl and leave to soften. Add the zest and juice from 1 of the lemons. Season with salt and pepper and mix well
- Combine the caster sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil to dissolve and create stock syrup. Slice the remaining lemon as thin as possible and add to the stock syrup
MAKING STOCK SYRUP
- To make stock syrup, simply heat equal amounts of water and sugar in a pan until dissolved
- Add the star anise and cook on a low heat for about 20 minutes, or until the syrup is glossy and translucent. Remove from the heat and allow to cool in the pan
- For the sea bass, roll out some cling film onto a board, keeping it flat and tight. Place a spoonful of the lemon butter on the cling film, then place a sea bass fillet on top, skin side down. Add a slice of the confit lemon, followed by another spoonful of lemon butter
- Fold the cling film over the mixture twice to form a parcel and tuck in the edges to make watertight. Repeat with the remaining sea bass fillets. Cook in a steamer for 9 minutes
- Remove the sea bass from the steamer and carefully open the parcels at one end using a pair of scissors. Pour the excess juice into a saucepan and keep warm
- Suck the oyster and remove the flesh from their shells and retain the juice in a separate saucepan. Warm over a medium heat and whisk in 1 teaspoon of lemon butter, but do not bring to the boil. Add the oysters to the saucepan and warm through
SHUCKING AN OYSTER
- Wrap a tea towel over one hand and use it to hold the oyster firmly. Holding a knife in the other hand, place the tip of the knife at the base of the oyster hinge, twist the knife using pressure. Then, without pressure, lever the knife upwards, or twist it to prise the hinge open. Slide the knife under the top shell to release the oyster and remove the shell
- Meanwhile, snap the bottoms off the asparagus and steam for 5–6 minutes until tender, but with a little crunch
- To serve, put the asparagus on the plates and place the sea bass on top. Spoon over the oysters and drizzle over some of the juice from the fish. Add a sprinkling of chives over the sea bass and serve
Whole Sea Bass with Rosemary and Thyme
- 1 Vegetable Stock Cube
- 150ml olive oil
- 2 tsp very finely chopped fresh rosemary, plus handful of sprigs for cavity
- 1 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme, plus handful of sprigs
- 1.5kg (3lb) sea bass
- 1-2 tsp coriander seeds, dry-fried and cracked
- Juice of 2 lemons
- Handful of fresh basil leaves
- 4-6 tomatoes, scalded, skinned, de-seeded and chopped into small cubes
- Fresh coriander sprigs
How to make Whole Sea Bass with Rosemary and Thyme
Crumble the Vegetable Stock Cube into a bowl and mix with 2 tsp olive oil to a paste, stir in the rosemary and thyme.
Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a good quality roasting tray on top of the hob.
Spread two-thirds of the seasoning paste over the top of the fish and inside its cavity. Place the rosemary sprigs within its cavity.
Place sea bass seasoned side-down onto the hot roasting tray and cook for 5 minutes. Spread remaining seasoning paste over the top side of the sea bass.
Turn the sea bass over, sprinkle over the thyme sprigs and place fish in preheated oven 180°C fan, Gas Mark 6 for 12-15 minutes depending on size.
For the sauce, place coriander seeds in a small pan with 100ml olive oil and the lemon juice. Bring just to the boil, add in the basil leaves and chopped tomatoes. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the cooked fish onto a warm serving platter and spoon over the sauce. Garnish with fresh coriander sprigs.