Mel and Mal's Steamed Sea Bass

  • Serves 1
  • Prep/Cooking Time: 15 mins
  • 1 fillet of fresh Sea Bass, filleted
  • 1/2 red pepper, deseeded and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 green pepper, deseeded and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tsps of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 sprig of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 sprig of fresh parsley for garnish

Fresh Sea Bass is a beautiful fish, full of flavour. I always cook my fish wrapped in foil on the BBQ at this time of year with a little oil and onion - the foil helps to retain all those lovely nutrients, plus it is quick and you can serve it in the foil, save washing up!

If you don't have a fishmonger local to you, most large supermarkets have a fish counter in store so you shouldn't have any problems getting what you want. Remember to ask them to fillet the fish for you, it will save you a fiddly job!

Serves : 1        Prep/Cooking Time : 15 mins

Tip : If BBQing is not an option, try a papiotte (as shown on the photo) but If you prefer to steam in the conventional way, use a tiered steamer for the best results but wrap the fish and vegetables in foil otherwise it will fall through the steamer compartment


Cook the Vegetables

Place the peppers and onions in the foil, with a little of the oil and season very lightly

Fold the foil to a parcel or papiotte shape but do this loosely to allow steam to build up inside but make sure that all edges of the foil are sealed by scrunching the foil and place on the BBQ for around 5 minutes.

Add the Fish

Remove the parcel from the BBQ and place the fish on top of the partially cooked vegetables

Drizzle the rest of the oil over the fish and sprinkle with the chopped parsley

Cover with the foil once again and place back onto the BBQ for around 7-8 minutes but no more.

To check that the fish is cooked, use a sharp ended knife to "prod" the fish - if the flesh looks undercooked, pop it back on again for another minute or so

Garnish & Serve

Serve with a sprig of parsley as garnish and a lovely green side salad to accompany.

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