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Striped Bass with Tomatoes, Corn, and Basil

Depending on your tolerance for spice, use either jalepenos or the more fiery serrano peppers. It's a good idea to wear rubber gloves when handling chiles to avoid burning your skin. If you can't find striped bass, try snapper or wild salmon instead. Per serving: 296 calories; 31 grams protein; 11 grams fat; 13 grams carb; 2 grams fiber

  • prep: 30 mins
    total time: 35 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 striped bass fillets, skin on (about 5 ounces each)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno or serrano pepper, ribs and seeds removed, very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 ears of corn, husks and silk removed, kernels scraped off
  • 6 ounces (1 generous cup) cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Season fish with salt and pepper, and sear, skin side down, for 4 minutes. With a wide metal spatula, turn fish over and cook 1 minute. Do not cook through. Remove from the pan; set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Add onion to the pan, reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender and the edges begin to brown, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.

  3. Step 3

    Add jalapeno, wine, 1/4 cup water, corn, tomatoes, and fish, skin side up. Cover and cook 4 minutes, or until the fish is just cooked through; transfer, skin side up, to four wide shallow bowls. Stir basil and cilantro into vegetable mixture and spoon around fish.

Source
Body+Soul, July/August 2007

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