Sea bass is totally my new favorite fish, and a fish that expensive is one to be treasured! Today I’m celebrating sea bass with a beautiful lemon chive beurre blanc!
We leave for Disney World in 4 days! I can’t even describe how excited I am, there are so many things to look forward to! Delicious meals at all my favorite Disney restaurants, even more tasty food offerings from the Food & Wine Festival booths, lots of fun attractions, gorgeous 80 degree weather, and of course some pool and hot tub time! But most of all I’m looking forward to traveling back to the place where my husband and I met, which is one of the reasons Disney World is so special to me.
But before we take off on our jet plane down to Orlando, let me share with you a recipe for my favorite new fish! I saw a heaping pile of beautiful filets of Chilean sea bass at the market last week, and I just couldn’t help but snatch a couple of them up, even at their hefty price tag. Every now and then it is fun to splurge on these foods for a fancy at-home date night!
When you’re cooking with such delicious fish, all you need is a simple and tasty sauce that really brings out the flavor of the fish. For this sea bass, I chose a classic beure blanc sauce with lemon juice and lots of fresh chives. And pairing this with a quick side salad counteracts the effects of all that butter. I swear! 😀
Now it’s your turn: what is your favorite type of fish? Share with me by commenting below!
- 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 shallot, finely minced
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- ½ cup white wine
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- ½ tbsp. white wine vinegar
- ½ cup unsalted butter, cubed
- Kosher salt, to taste
- White pepper, to taste
- 3 tbsp. chives, finely minced
- 4 tbsp. olive oil, divided
- 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
- Kosher salt
- 2 6 oz. sea bass filets
- Melt butter and olive oil in a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook until they begin to become translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds, stirring. Add white wine to deglaze the pan, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add lemon juice and white wine vinegar and allow to simmer until reduced, about 8-10 minutes. Add butter cubes, 1-2 cubes at a time, and whisk constantly until emulsified. Season with salt and white pepper to taste. Keep warm until ready to serve. If sauce breaks, add one pat butter and whisk over low heat until re-emulsified.
- Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and the butter in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Season fish with kosher salt and olive oil on both sides. Add fish (skin side down if your fish has the skin on it) and cook for 5 minutes per side. Remove to plate and serve covered in beurre blanc with fresh chives.