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Neath Pal's Sea Bass

Yield 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fermented black beans
  • 1/3 cup grated ginger
  • 1/3 cup chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup lite soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • 6 (8-ounce) sea bass fillets

How to Make It

  1. Bring sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Boil 5 minutes. Cool. Stir in 3/4 cup water, wine, and next 6 ingredients.

  2. Place fillets in a shallow dish or heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; pour marinade over fillets. Cover or seal, and chill 30 minutes, turning once.

  3. Remove fillets from marinade, discarding marinade. Place fillets on a lightly greased rack in a broiler pan.

  4. Bake at 450° for 10 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork.

  5. Note: Fermented black beans are also called Chinese black beans and are sold in Asian markets.