Fresh Baked Black Sea Bass is an excellent dish that will leave you wanting to cook more fresh fish. If you ever cook fresh sea bass, you will know that this is a fish that needs, tender loving care. What I mean by tender, loving, care is fresh herbs and spices for a bold taste. Salt and pepper will not be enough unless it is the way you like it.
The fish is a lean saltwater fish and very meaty and therefore needs lots of herbs and spices to penetrate the flesh. I know you might say because the fish is fresh, it should taste good with minimal spices. Believe me; this fish needs it!
Why must you keep adding salt and pepper only when cooking fish? You can create so many wonderful dishes with fish when you add other ingredients and fresh spices. Fresh fish taste better with fresh ingredients and fresh spices.
This type of fish is very suitable for cooking and grilling. If grilling, remember to oil the grill well to avoid sticking. Sea Bass, in general, don’t take long to cook, unless it is whole.
It is an excellent fish to stuff with fresh herbs. The aroma of the herbs will enhance the flavor and make the fish taste deliciously fresh.
The Baked Black Sea Bass is stuffed with onion, parsley, lemon, and thyme. A delicious marinade is made with low sodium oyster sauce, low sodium fish bouillon powder, olive oil, fresh lemon/lime juice, and chili garlic sauce.
The marinade is rubbed all over the fish. The herbs are stuffed inside the cavity of fish. The fish is baked at 375 degrees F covered with aluminum foil for 15 minutes and 10 minutes uncovered for a crisper skin. The natural juices from the fish and the spices will keep the flesh very moist and flavorful. The right combination of ingredients always makes a meal taste wonderful. Enjoy!