Sunday, October 07, 2007

Shrimp-Stuffed Sea Bass

Technical difficulties have been mostly overcome (photo issues) so here is the recipe I mentioned earlier this week.

Chilean Sea Bass (not really from Chile, nor really bass at all, but rather a nasty-looking Patagonian Toothfish) is not a sustainable seafood and so I try to rarely indulge, but when we do we enjoy every moist and flaky bite.

You'll notice in the picture a green onion "flower" garnish. I think I still need more practice, but for a first time they weren't bad. To make them, you slice green onions longways (don't cut all the way through the end of the piece), then place in ice water until they curl up.

Shrimp-Stuffed Sea Bass:
(serves 2)

1 lb sea bass, cut into 2 fillet
1/4 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined and chopped finely
1/2-3/4 c fresh white breadcrumbs (preferably fresh bread or sourdough)
1 garlic clove, minced finely
1 small shallot, minced finely
1/4 c green onions, sliced thin
Salt and pepper to taste
Worcestershire sauce (about a teaspoon or so)
Olive oil (a drizzle, maybe a teaspoon)
2 tsp butter

Preheat oven to 425. Mix shrimp, breadcrumbs, garlic, onions, shallots, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. If too dry, add more oil, if too damp, add more bread crumbs. Once mixture is the right texture to form and hold a shape, it is right.

Slice fish open about halfway through the fish (butterfly). Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stuff generously with shrimp mixture. Top stuffing with a few small pieces of butter. Bake until fish is cooked through, stuffing is crusty and browning and cooked through - about 20-25 minutes. Serve!


Peabody said...

Oh yum. This looks great Kristen. I never make sea bass at home and yet order it out all the time. I really should branch out with fish at home inspire me to do so!

Mo said...

I WANT THIS NOW! (She says drooling over the computer...)

OMG - true food porn!

Kristen said...

I just spent a week in Phoenix on vacation and thought of you often. I love the city and the food :)
Nothing, however, was quite as good as what comes out of your kitchen. This looks fantastic!

Christine said...

This looks scrumptious! and yes, Mo - true food porn. You constantly amaze me with what you come up with.

Brilynn said...

One good thing stuffed with another sounds delicious!

Dani Spies said...

Okay. This recipes gets one word...YUM!

Terry B said...

Another amazing sounding meal, Kirsten. Gorgeous photo too.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Recipes with fish make me smile - this is delicious, Kirsten!

Alison said...

Seabass is my favorite! I will definitely try this!!

David said...

I've run into the deal of a life time. Here in SC a Wal-Mart had it for $18 per #. It was frozen & had a date stamp on it of 02/08/09,& they had to get rid of b/f then so sold it for $3 per #. I got 20# in 1/2# vacuumed sealed packs. $360 for only $60. Now I'm looking for many ways to prepare it. This one I'm going to do tomorrow.

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