Simply Grilled Wild Striped Bass

Simply Grilled Wild Striped Bass
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Grilled Wild Striped Bass

Delicatessen

Grilled Wild Striped Bass

I eat a wide variety of healthy food about six times a day. For main meals, I usually turn to fish simply grilled with olive oil and herbs and then a mixture of fresh vegetables and a small portion of starch vegetable.

Ingredients

  • One 5-ounce portion of bass fillet
  • 1 teaspoon blended olive oil
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup thinly shaved fresh fennel
  • 1 handful of fresh baby arugula
  • 1/8 cup thinly julienned raw red beets
  • 1 orange, cut into sections
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar

Directions

Preheat a grill or grill pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Season both sided of the fish with olive oil, sea salt, and ground pepper

Place fish in pan skin side down on the hot preheated grill and cook for 4 minutes.

After 4 minutes, remove fish from grill and place on a baking dish add the fresh thyme and smashed garlic clove and 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil to the pan and baste the fish. Bake for 2 minutes.

Remove pan from heat and let the fish rest in the pan for 2 minutes before serving.

In a bowl add the fennel, baby arugula, orange sections, and julienned beets. Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon of sherry vinegar, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.

Serve bass skin side up along with the salad and drizzle dressing from salad around the plate to serve as the sauce.

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.