Photo: Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Catherine Crowell Steele; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clark
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet and 2 tbsp. salsa)

This recipe gives you dinner party elegance in a 20-minute dish. We rely on sea bass, a tender, mild-flavored fish with a lovely buttery quality. There are several sustainable options to choose from (Atlantic black sea bass, for one), so ask questions at the fish counter to ensure you're making a responsible choice. You can also use cod, sablefish (also called black cod), striped bass, or barramundi with great results.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high with oven rack 6 to 8 inches from heat.

Step 2

Combine 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, and paprika. Place fish on a baking sheet; rub with paprika mixture. Broil fish until beginning to brown and fish flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 12 minutes. Keep warm.

Step 3

Peel grapefruit and orange. Using a small knife, cut fruit into segments, and coarsely chop. Whisk together cilantro, lime juice, garlic, 2 tablespoons oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper; stir in onion and citrus segments. Spoon salsa over fish.

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Ratings & Reviews

Tasty but...

April 07, 2017
We used halibut tonight.  My only complaint is that broiling the fish seemed to cook it well on top, but not all the way through.  I wound up putting it in the microwave to fully cook because the top was getting too brown after 15 minutes.  Great salsa though.  Nice combination of flavors.  Will make again - would also work well with salmon.


February 26, 2017
I made this in November for guests and I made it again tonight.  It is light, easy and delicious.  We aren't able to get Chilean Sea Bass very often anymore but when I see it I buy it.  We served with rice and roasted asparagus.......YUMMY