This fish recipe is everything! Trust me, you will be making this Poached Chilean Sea Bass over, and over again! Poaching the fish creates this light, flaky and super moist texture. The combination of flavors in the poaching liquid will make you want to savor every last drop. Fresh jalapeños give this fish dish just a hint of heat, without being overbearing. Super fresh ingredients make this one superb dish with zero guilt.
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WHAT IS CHILEAN SEA BASS?
Did you know that the real name of Chilean sea bass is Patagonian toothfish? In addition, it’s not really a sea bass. Chilean sea bass is caught in the deep waters near Antarctica.
WHAT DOES CHILEAN SEA BASS TASTE LIKE?
Sea bass is a white fish with a mild, delicate flavor with just a hint of sweetness. The flesh of Chilean sea bass is buttery and tender. Once cooked, the flesh becomes moist and flakes off in medium-sized pieces. Sea bass is an excellent choice for those who do not prefer a strong, “fishy” tasting fish.
SUBSTITUTES FOR SEA BASS
Chilean sea bass can be quite expensive. Additionally, it may be difficult to locate. In either case, grouper, cod, Alaskan Pollock, orange roughy and/or sablefish would be great substitutes for Chilean sea bass.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO POACH FISH
Poaching fish is easier than you may think. Basically, the fish is allowed to simmer in liquid. Poaching is a simple, quick and delicious cooking technique that can be used on filets or whole fish. I can assure you, this Poached Chilean Sea Bass recipe will be on repeat. The following are perfect examples of fish that are best for poaching:
- Sea bass
- Mahi Mahi
- Arctic char
- Dover sole
TIPS ON POACHING CHILEAN SEA BASS
So, you have scored the most perfect sea bass filets. As mentioned above, they were probably quite expensive. Given this, you will want to follow these simple tips for poaching Chilean sea bass to perfection:
- use my combination of liquid, herbs, acid and vegetables to create a tasty poaching liquid
- taste the poaching liquid prior to adding the fish (taste for salt, acid, etc) adjust taste to your liking
- once the tomatoes have cooked down, add more stock, if needed
- base the poaching time on the thickness of the fish (8 to 10 minutes for a 1 1/2″ to 2″ thickness)
- try not to overcook
- do NOT boil the fish in the liquid…just a simmer!
HOW TO SERVE POACHED CHILEAN SEA BASS
This recipe for Poached Chilean Sea Bass can be served on its on own, or with steamed rice and/or crusty bread. Believe me, you will want to enjoy all of that incredible poaching liquid.
Poached fish would be an excellent addition to your Feast of the Seven Fishes menu on Christmas Eve! Also, if you are a fan of halibut, check out this similar recipe for Pan Seared Halibut in a Spicy Tomato Broth!
WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER POACHED FISH
Poached fish will last up to two to three days in the fridge stored in an airtight container.
Freezing this Poached Chilean Sea Bass can be done. Store in an airtight container and place in the bottom of the freezer to allow the fish to freeze quickly. The frozen poached fish will last up to three months in the freezer.Print
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