Broiled Striped Bass with Cauliflower and Capers

Photo: Joseph De Leo
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

Another firm-fleshed fish, such as halibut or salmon, can be substituted for the striped bass. Broilers vary in heat intensity; move the rack to a lower position if the cauliflower or fish is browning too quickly, or to a higher rack if too slowly.


  • 1 small head cauliflower (about 2 ¼ pounds), cut into ½-inch-thick slices

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 4 skin-on striped-bass fillets (each about 6 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoons salt-packed capers, rinsed and drained

  • 3 tablespoons golden raisins

  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar

  • Mixed fresh herbs, such as parsley, tarragon, and chives


  1. Preheat broiler with rack 6 inches from heating element. Place cauliflower on a rimmed baking sheet and brush with 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Spread in a single layer and broil until crisp-tender and golden brown in spots, 10 minutes.

  2. Drizzle fish with remaining 1 tablespoon oil; season generously with salt and pepper. Place on top of cauliflower, skin side up, and add capers to sheet. Broil until fish is just opaque throughout, 5 to 7 minutes. Add raisins and broil just until plump and hot, about 30 seconds. Drizzle fish and vegetables with vinegar, and divide evenly among 4 plates. Serve sprinkled generously with herbs and drizzled with more oil.

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