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Roasted sea bass with honey butter and citrus

Both delicious and fragrant, this delicious Roast Sea Bass recipe with honey and citrus butter is also easy to make.

Ingredients for 4 persons :

  • 1 juice orange
  • 4 unshelled sea bass fillets
  • 400 g of coarse salt
  • 60 g semi-salted butter
  • 1 tsp. a level tablespoon of honey

Garnish :

  • 320 g wild black rice
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • Salt, freshly ground pepper

Roasted sea bass with honey and citrus butter

Preheat the oven to 210 ° C (th. 7).

- Wash the orange, remove its zest and squeeze it. Reserve its juice.

- Cut the fish fillets in half.

- In a dish, place a bed of coarse salt, then on top, place the fillets on the skin side.

For garnish :

- In a saucepan, cook the rice according to the package directions (depending on the variety, a black rice can cook for 25 to 55 minutes), in boiling water with the bouillon cube and salt.

- Drain the rice, season it if necessary and keep warm.

- Bake the fish for 5 to 6 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fillets), after having slightly pepper and salt.

- In a saucepan, melt the butter and add the honey, orange juice and zest. Reduce the preparation slightly over low heat.

- Arrange the fish and the rice on a hot plate, place a bead of orange butter.


Serve with a pan of small vegetables and fresh herbs.

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This saltwater fish, sometimes venturing into fresh water, is also called "sea bass" in reference to its voracity. Its lean, fine and delicate flesh lends itself to different cooking methods: in the oven, grilled, braised, poached, pan-fried, in foil ... Line bass is often preferred to sea bass caught in fillets because its delicious flesh is firmer and stays intact.

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