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Pan-fried sea bass, creamed potatoes, spring onions and chilli

Pan-fried sea bass, creamed potatoes, spring onions and chilli

A delicious, quick and easy recipe for sea bass which is good for using up leftover single cream and lemon.
By Brian Maule
Serves 4
Prep/Cook time: 45-60 minutes
Two ses bass cooking in a frying pan with herbs

Ingredients

4 sea bass fillets
4 medium potatoes – use a variety suitable for mashing
No need to peel just give them a good wash!
4 spring onions, finely sliced
Use up what you have. Onions, leeks or shallots work well too.
1 red chilli, finely chopped with seeds removed
50g unsalted butter
A dash of single cream
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Lemon juice
Plain flour for dusting

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Recipe

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them in half, then boil in salted water until tender (approx 25 minutes). Drain and then mash the potatoes, adding about half the butter and a dash of cream, a little at a time. Season with salt and pepper and keep mashing until the potatoes are light and fluffy.

  2. Whilst the potatoes are cooking, lightly flour the skin side of the sea bass fillets and season them with salt and pepper. Heat a frying pan, add a knob of butter and once it has melted in the pan and started to sizzle, add the sea bass skin side down. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes until golden brown. Turn the sea bass over and cook for a further 3 minutes. Remove the sea bass from the pan and keep warm.

  3. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, spring onions and chilli to the pan that your fish was in and cook for about 1 minute, stirring all the time. Take care not to overheat the pan.

  4. To serve, spoon the creamed mashed potato onto the centre of 4 plates. Sit a fillet of sea bass on top of the potatoes and drizzle the chilli and spring onion mix all around.

Make the most of your leftovers
Store in
Airtight container
Time
Fridge for 2 days
Where to store
Fridge
Reheat
Oven or microwave until piping hot. Reheat only once.

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