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Steamed Bass with Corn and Zucchini

Other firm fleshed white fish such as halibut, snapper, or grouper can be used.

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  • Servings: 4

Photography: Andrew Purcell


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 1/2 pound Yukon Gold potatoes peeled, and cut into medium dice
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups corn kernels (from 2 ears)
  • 1 small zucchini, halved and cut 1/4-inch thick
  • 12 small little neck clams, scrubbed
  • Four 4-ounce skinless striped bass fillets (1-inch thick)
  • Basil leaves, for serving


  1. Melt butter in a large straight-sided skillet over medium-high. Add onion, garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Saute until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add potatoes and broth, and bring to a boil. Cover, and cook for 5 minutes, add clams and cook, covered, 5 minutes. Stir in corn and zucchini. Push clams aside, and nestle fish into pan in a single layer, leaving space between pieces. Cover, and cook until clams are open and fish is opaque, 4 to 6 minutes more.


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