Bass Recipes

Mild and firm-fleshed, here you'll find great broiled, grilled, roasted, and steamed sea bass, black bass, and striped bass recipes that work perfectly with roasted root vegetables like potatoes or tossed in a tomato-based stew.

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Grilled Striped Bass

We serve the fillets over our Corn and Clam Chowder Sauce, but they are also delicious on their own, with just a sprinkling of lemon juice.

Sauteed Black Sea Bass With Capers and Herb-Butter Sauce

Letting a fillet sizzle in a pan with butter, capers, and fresh herbs is one highly civilized way to get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. Go with sea bass, trout, or snapper-or any flaky white fish with a thin skin that will get super-crispy in the pan.

Cioppino (Seafood Stew)

Rating: 3.44 stars
4
This seafood stew, an impressive crowd-pleaser, can be prepared ahead of time and finished just 15 minutes before you serve it. If you leave out the crab legs, use an additional 8 ounces of white fish to keep the stew hearty.

Whole Roasted Sea Bass

Rating: 3.22 stars
3
This recipe for whole roasted sea bass is courtesy of Sam Hayward of Fore Street.

Roasted Sea Bass with Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, and Salsa Rustica

Salsa rustica is an Italian-inspired blend of fresh herbs, capers, vinegar, and oil. Here, it's made with parsley and used to dress a sheet-pan supper of meaty sea-bass fillets, warm spinach, and garlicky sweet potatoes.

Fish Chowder

Rating: 4.45 stars
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This comforting bowl of chowder uses the natural starches found in russet potatoes to provide body, while a touch of heavy cream adds a velvety richness. The result is a naturally gluten-free soup with a light, creamy consistency that lets more delicate flavors like shallots and fish shine through.

Fish en Papillote

Cooking en papillote (in parchment) seals in the moisture of fish fillets, yielding a silken entree and perfectly crisp-tender vegetables.

Fish Fillet with Rosemary

Any firm-fleshed white fish is the perfect vehicle for this deep-flavored, earthy sauce; you can also try it with fresh sea scallops. If you don't want to flour the fish, place all the ingredients in a parchment paper or foil pouch and bake in the oven instead.From the book "Lucinda's Rustic Italian Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).

Halibut in Parchment

Rating: 5 stars
1
Steaming fish "en papillote" is a French technique, but with cilantro, ginger, sesame oil, and rice vinegar, you can put a Southeast Asian-inspired twist on the classic Halibut in Parchment dish.

Grilled Garlic-Lime Fish Tacos

Rating: 3.72 stars
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Have ice-cold beer, a pitcher of margaritas, or freshly squeezed limeade on hand to serve with these fish tacos that make the perfect summer party food.

Oven-Roasted Fish and Mushrooms

Rating: 3.5 stars
1
Flavorful mushrooms, fresh herbs, and olive oil are healthy ways to enhance lean fish.

Grilled Fish for Tacos

Rating: 3.7 stars
2
Rather than double-fry it as they do in Baja, we rubbed ours with 3 spices and grilled it.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Seafood Stew

Rating: Unrated
10
This brothy seafood supper is both light and satisfying -- and ready in under 30 minutes.

Steamed Whole Fish

This light and healthy steamed whole fish recipe is part of "Martha Stewart's Cooking School."