Pan-Roasted Striped Bass with Roasted Artichokes, Mushrooms, and Tomato Marmalade
Try this delicious -- and nutritious -- recipe for sea bass, courtesy of chef Bill Taibe from Connecticut's Napa & Co. restaurant.
The Martha Stewart Show, January Winter 2009
- 12 baby artichokes, trimmed and halved
- 7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 6 sprigs thyme
- 4 cups mushrooms such as shiitake, oyster, or maitake, cleaned, trimmed, and shiitake sliced into 1/2-inch pieces, oyster and maitake torn into 2 or 3 pieces each
- 4 (6-ounce) pieces striped bass fillet, skin-on
- 1/2 cup fennel fronds, torn
- 1 teaspoon fennel pollen
- 16 tomato halves and 1/4 cup oil from Tomato Marmalade (http://www.marthastewart.com/258528/tomato-marmalade)
- 1 cup baby arugula
- 8 very thin slices Meyer lemon, for serving
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place artichokes in a large bowl. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and thyme; toss to combine. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and roast until tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook, shaking pan, until mushrooms are golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
- Using a sharp knife, slash the skin of each piece of fish a few times. Rub fish with salt, fennel fronds, fennel pollen, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish, skin-side down. Reduce heat to medium and cook fish 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven and continue cooking until fish is opaque, 5 to 6 minutes more.
- Add artichokes to bowl with mushrooms along with tomatoes and oil from tomato marmalade; toss to combine and season with salt and pepper.
- Divide artichoke mixture between four plates; top with fish. Garnish with arugula and lemon slices; serve immediately.
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