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Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Photo by: Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

White Sea Bass with Orange-Fennel Relish

Sustainable choice: U.S. white sea bass--not to be confused with Chilean sea bass.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2012

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1 cup relish)
  • Hands-on:20 Minutes
  • Total:20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 3/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 (12-ounce) fennel bulb
  • 1 cup fresh orange sections
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 ounces halved Castelvetrano olives (about 1/2 cup)
  • 4 (6-ounce) white sea bass fillets
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter

Preparation

1. Combine first 4 ingredients, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Remove fronds from fennel bulb; chop fronds to measure 2 tablespoons. Remove and discard stalks. Cut fennel bulb in half lengthwise; discard core. Thinly slice fennel bulb. Add sliced fennel, orange sections, onion, and olives to orange juice mixture; toss gently to coat. Stir in fennel fronds.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle fish evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add butter to pan; swirl until butter melts. Add fish to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with relish.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 274
  • Fat: 13.4g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Protein: 25.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 13.1g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Cholesterol: 56mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 605mg
  • Calcium: 76mg
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