Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Baked Sea Bass With Saffron Mayonnaise&Capers

Baked Sea Bass With Saffron Mayonnaise&Capers

Peru is a country with a nearly 3000 km long coast line.
Fish and seafood tastes wonderful and different than in other places.
Maybe it’s cause of the cold Humboldt Stream that boarders the coast and brings cold water from the Antarctica to the South American coast.  It’s reach in oxygen which favors the existence of Plankton, nourishment for many sea dwellers.
One of my favorite fish (which unfortunately has become awfully expensive at the local fish markets) is
sea bass.
I got this recipe from a Peruvian friend and adapted it slightly by adding saffron  and dill to the mayonnaise, which gives it a beautiful color.
As I love easy and tasty recipes this is one of my favorites cause of its fast and uncomplicated preparation.
During the fish is cooking in the oven there is enough time to get ready for your guests.
The success of this dish depends of course on the freshness and quality of its ingredients and makes a wonderful treat to impress friends and family. This is because it looks so laborious and sophisticated, so nobody would suspect it’s so easy.
Actually, my friend Carmen calls it the ideal plate to impress your mother in law :-)
You need:

- 4 sea bass filets
- 3/4 cup of mayonnaise   
 - 1/2 cup of capers
- 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon peel
-  ½ teaspoon of saffron
- 1 spoonful of chopped dill
- Salt (Very little because the capers are already salty)

Mix all ingredients with the mayonnaise
 and spread evenly on top of the sea bass filets.

Preheat oven to 400º degrees.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until fish is done but still mellow.
Serves 4
Enjoy, see you next Tuesday!

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  1. Oh my goodness, this looks incredible. I love, LOVE saffron in mayo/aioli. So good. And capers - I eat so many its embarassing.

    1. Hi Joyti,
      thank you for visiting and the great feedback!
      Me too, I adore saffron and as it has a very discreet flavor it won't overwhelm the sea bass aroma.

  2. I had sea bass this weekend. Your post is making me want it again!

    1. Hi Yummy,
      me too , I never get tired of eating fish, especially sea bass.
      It's healthy and light. Glad you liked the post!

  3. That is such a gorgeous looking dish! Love the color. And it's so easy! I'll bet this would be wonderful with salmon, too. Good stuff - thanks.

    1. Hi John,
      What a good idea, I'm sure this recipe tastes great with salmon as well!
      Will try it one of these days:)

  4. Hi Daniela, your baked sea bass look inviting and awesome. Lovely color and the mayo topping is to die for... Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. But saffron in Malaysia is extremely expensive. :(

    Have a nice week ahead,take care my dear. With hugs to you.

  5. Hi Amelia,
    Thank you so much for the great feedback!
    I didn't know that saffron is so expensive in Malaysia but maybe you
    could try to add some color and flavor with Kurkuma?
    Have a nice weekend.

  6. Very Delicious recipe, and tempting too! Makes one great meal! Thanks for sharing and have a great rest of the weekend!

  7. Hi Sandra,
    thank you for your kind feedback, enjoyed very much reading your blog!

  8. Daniela, this is, indeed, a glorious creation. Sea bass is a luxury, but it is sometimes nice to spoil oneself :-). Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

    1. Hi Mary,
      thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe!
      You are right, a little "spoiling" from time to time is soo nice and doesn't do any harm :)


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