So it’s no secret that I LOVE seafood. But just in case you don’t (gasp), don’t tune out just quite yet.
First, the term “fishy” really shouldn’t be fixed to ideas of pungent smells and distastefulness, or sketchy activities, for that matter. In fact, fresh, high quality fish is the furthest thing from fishy!
Especially when we’re talking about Chilean sea bass–which definitely tops the list of my favorite fishes ever. If you’ve never had it, Chilean sea bass is a mild white fish, but with an INSANE rich, buttery texture, huge tender flakes that melt in your mouth, and unmatched full flavor. Not to mention it’s loaded up with healthy omega 3-loaded oils, which add to that succulent flavor and moisture that other white fish don’t even come close to. And as an added bonus, the natural oils help create an amazingly crispy exterior when it’s seared…the texture is truly hard to beat!
(But as a side note, especially if pregnant, you should be cognizant of the mercury content of this and other higher-order fish. More info here.)
Just pan-sear in minutes, then throw that yummy sauce together right in the pan for maximum flavor and ease. White wine, garlic, orange juice, and maple syrup bubble up together and become the most insanely delicious topping for just about any meat or seafood.
Served here with seared zucchini, a leftover Spinach Artichoke Twice-Baked Potato (a must-try!!), and a ciabatta roll. At this point it was hard to contain my excitement.