Pan Fried Sea Bass with Minted Pea Puree

Wanting a light dinner I decided on sea bass fillets and then googled recipes to use up the mint I had in the fridge.  Sea bass with pea puree seemed to come up quite often so I decided to make my own version of the pea puree by adding mint into it.

Sea Bass 2a

To make the puree I added 1/2 tbsp butter to a saucepan and fried off the crushed garlic cloves until soft and slightly coloured.  Then I added the chicken stock and frozen peas, put the lid on and boiled them for about 7-8 minutes.  I removed the peas, using a slotted spoon, so as to keep the cooking stock for later, and added them to my food processor, along with a tbsp butter and salt and pepper to season.  I whizzed the peas up in the food processor, adding the cooking liquid little by little until I achieved the required consistency.  Not too runny but not too paste like.  At this point I added in the chopped mint and processed it for another minute or so until I had a puree.

I then warmed a teaspoon of oil in a frying pan, seasoned the sea bass fillets with salt and pepper and added them skin side down to crisp them up.  I cooked them for about 2 mins before turning them and doing the same on the other side

This served 2 of us and I added crushed potatoes to Dan’s portion to increase the carbs for him.  I served it with Roasted Asparagus and Butternut Squash and yesterday’s Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh on the side, with a wedge of lemon to squeeze over the fish.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. CC says:

    I really want to add more fish to my diet. This is another recipe that inspires me, and so nutritious, too!

  2. I love sea bass, I’ll need to try this recipe it looks gorgeous!

  3. I love mint pea puree and especially with fish. Lovely recipe

  4. I love a mint and pea puree especially with seafood. Lovely recipe.

  5. Megan says:

    I love pan frying bass and this mint pea puree sounds great and different from what I usually do. Can’t wait to give it a try.

  6. Fish is so good for you and seabass is one of the nicest fish to eat. Great recipe, love the pea puree with mint

  7. Pat Miller says:

    That minted pea puree sounds very intriguing! I just put it on my to-do list!

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