This is my first experience with Chilean sea bass and I was utterly shocked by the flavor and texture. It is not at all “fishy”, but rather it has an intense buttery and rich taste to it. Definitely a steak. My husband agrees with me, it is likely the best fish we have ever had.
I did a little research before choosing a recipe and simliar to the filet mignon I made in December, I chose to do a pan sear with no marinading. This gives the fish a crispy crust and doesn’t mask its natural flavor with marinade.
Toasting and freshly grinding the cumin seeds will bring out a powerful aroma and flavor, so much better than a pre-bought ground cumin.
Once you grind the seed, it’s oil is released and the spice is at its best. Rub the spice into the steaks and you are ready to get cookin!
This dinner took me about 20 minutes to make. A beautiful, simple and impressive meal for a special evening.
I think everyone wants to be responsible when choosing the type of seafood you eat for sustainability and health reasons, that is why it was reassuring to me to see the statement offered on the Certified Steak and Seafood Company’s website.
“CSS is keenly aware of maintaining the sustainability of Chilean Sea Bass, offering only fish harvested and processed under the close inspection of the National Marine Fishery Service.”
Their seafood is closely monitored and inspected for sustainability and third party tested to ensure that it’s unadulterated and free from contaminates. CSS is offering a great discount now if you’d like to give them a try.
- 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 20 black peppercorns
- 2 (8 ounce) Chilean sea bass steaks
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- a few sprigs of fresh parsley
- 1 lemon, sliced into wedges
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- To make the spice rub, toast the cumin seeds in a skillet over medium-high heat for a few minutes, stir constantly and be careful not to burn. Remove from heat.
- Grind the toasted cumin seeds, salt and peppercorns with either a coffee or spice grinder.
- Rub the sea bass steaks with the spice rub.
- In an oven safe skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Pan fry the steaks for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the whole pan to the oven for 5-6 minutes or until easily flaked with a fork.
- Garnish with parsley and lemon.
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