Ladies and Gentlemen, I just ate the gosh darn best thing I’ve ever had in my life.
So last week, I posted a photo on Instagram of the meal I cooked my best friend, and oh my gosh I got bombarded with requests for the recipe!!!
Introducing, Chilean Sea Bass with Mango Salsa over Wild Rice and Broiled Asparagus
It’s absolutely phenomenal, if I do say so myself. My friend and I were practically melting to the floor in epicurean bliss.
Hahaha – Have I convinced you yet?!
Sea Bass is, in my personal opinion, the best fish out there. It is insanely buttery and flakey. Honestly, if you’ve never had it before — do yourself a favor and make this tonight. Plus, it’s the perfect canvas for any other flavors you want to pair with it.
Like — this mango salsa 🙂 Which I always make a bunch of so that I have leftovers for salads, eating with chips, eating by the spoonful, on top of avocado toast, etc.
Plus — this is Gluten Free, Paleo and Specific Carb Diet friendly! Yay!
SO, without ado…
Here’s What You Need: (Serves 2)
1 lb Chilean Sea Bass
1 lemon, zest and juice
2 tsp EVOO
1 ripe mango, small dice
1 red pepper, small dice
1 orange or yellow pepper, small dice (If you cannot find yellow or orange, use another red pepper)
1 english cucumber, seeded and small dice (also called a hothouse cucumber) — if using a “regular” cucumber, be sure to peel the waxy skin
1/4 red onion — minced
2 ripe avocados – diced (add right before serving to prevent browning)
1 bunch cilantro, minced
2 Tbsp EVOO
Juice of 2 limes
1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed
2 servings of wild rice, cooked in vegetable stock ((Specific Carb Diet: omit))
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 bunch cilantro
2 baking sheets
Tinfoil (I use nonstick and it’s a game changer! Truly!)
Large mixing bowl
Good chef’s knife (This is the one I use and love)
**The mango salsa can be made ahead of time!** To prepare, chop all the veggies (minus the avocado) and combine in a large mixing bowl. Toss with the lime juice, EVOO, a healthy pinch of salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Dice and mix in the avocado just before serving so it doesn’t brown.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
First, you’ll want to get the wild rice started because it takes the longest to cook. Cook 2 servings according to the package directions, using vegetable stock instead of water. It will take around 45-50 minutes. ((I promise, it’s worth the wait!))
Place your fish filet on a tinfoil-lined, olive oil-sprayed baking sheet. I pre-cut my filet into two servings before baking, but that’s optional. Drizzle a tsp or two of olive oil on top, sprinkle with salt and pepper and lemon zest, and squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon on top.
Bake in the middle rack for around 40 minutes, until flakey and cooked through.
Lastly, place your trimmed asparagus on a tinfoil-lined, olive oil-sprayed baking sheet. Spritz with olive oil (or toss with 1 Tbsp EVOO), sprinkle with salt and pepper, and bake for 25 minutes on the bottom rack.
Once the rice is finished cooking, fluff it with a fork, and fluff in the juice of one lime, 1 Tbsp good EVOO and 1/4 cup freshly diced cilantro.
To serve, place a bed of rice on the plate, top it with your sea bass filet. Then heap a mound of mango salsa on top of that, with the asparagus on the side.
Serve with a crisp white wine, and prepare to have an out of body experience. hahha
OK, this meal was just stupendous. I’m telling you – do yourself a favor and make this meal. All of it. Put on some good music, throw on an apron, have some fun cooking, and enjoy this dinner!
The first thing that hits you is its beauty – truly. All of the bright colors — the reds, oranges, yellows and greens against the dark black wild rice and the bright white fish — it is something to behold. It is truly a “wow” dish —
And then the flavors — hang onto your hats folks. There’s something about mango salsa with that buttery sea bass that is magical, truly. There’s a bright kick from the lime juice and fresh cilantro, and the buttery note of avocado that just takes it over the top.
A repeat meal for sure 🙂
What’s your dish to make for a dinner party?
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62 responses to ““Slap Yo’ Mama” Sea Bass!”
Your friend is lucky! The dish looks so delish Caralyn! 😎🥰
Hahah thanks John! We had a great night! Hugs and love xox
Looks good! Have you been watching Tim Hawkins? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQefNk9-WaQ – Slap yo mama?
Thanks so much! No I’ve never heard of him! Hugs and love xox
Yes, watch him. You will die laughing. 😉
oooooooooooooooooooooooo. Seas bass.
Hahahahhahaha yes!! It was delish. Hugs and love xox
Hug and love to YOU!!!
Oh my gosh! I’m having serious food envy. That looks amazing!
Hahah oh gosh thanks Crystal 🙂 it was definitely tasty! Hugs and love xox
That sounds so do-able! I’m not always confident about cooking fish, but I think I’ll give this a try. 🙂
It really is super easy! Just a bit of dicing, but the oven does all the work!! Seriously this is one to give a try!!! Hugs and love xox
Looks absolutely delish!
Wondering with all your amazing recipes that you post here, if you’ve considered putting together a recipe book? I’d snatch that right up! 🙂
Thanks so much!! Aw you’re kind to say that!! I’ll keep ya posted 😉 Hugs and love xox
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Thanks Tonya for th e linkup!
Hugs and love xox
Caralyn, you out did yourself once again. It looks so delicious. Haven’t seen any sea bass fish for sale in the stores in my area. When I make it, it will probably be with wild Alaskan cod. Love and hugs! XOXO
Haha aw thank you! Oooh yes! I have made this with cod too and it is just as delicious!!!! Keep an eye out of that sea bass though – SO WORTH hunting it down! Hugs and love xox
This looks amazing! I would eat it in a heartbeat. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you so much Katie!! Oh yes! It is definitely one you gobble up for sure! haha Hugs and love xox
You’re definitely right about Chilean Sea Bass. It’s the best. Period.
The best. Period!! Thanks Rollie! Hugs and love xox
Here we go again. You know I’m a fishaholic and yet you do this to me! Now I’ll have to go back to rehab and start over again 🙂
Hahaha oh gosh sorry Ian!!!! Hugs and love xox
Looks incredible! We are sure it is very delicious! Will have to try it soon! Thank you!
Thank you so much!!! Oh yes VERY delicious! Hugs and love xox
When I read your food posts, I think, “Maybe she can adopt me to be her uncle. Then she could cook for me.” 🙂
Hahaha adopted uncle – I like the idea! Hugs and love xox
this also works great with grouper… and yucutan style just add some habanero pepppers (for those chile heads out there)… or add baby shrimp to the rice for even more sweetness, I’ve seen many variations of this recipe eating out but never looked it up… and now I don’t have to… thx
Ooh I bet that would be great!! Yes!! Thanks David! Hugs and love xox
Absolutely convinced, my dear Caralyn –
as I said earlier: you are a great cook and the love and passion with which you create such wonderful dishes will leave its traces to the one who eats it – as we say love is infective via the stomach…
Good job, my friend 🙂
Love, hugs, and light to you
Oh my gosh thank you Didi! I do love to cook for people I care about! Haha yes! Via the stomach! Hugs and love xox
Then it would be nice to care about me LOL 🙂
Hugs and love, my friend 🙂
Caralyn – first of all, thank you very much for “liking” my newly minted site at https://chronicledmemories.wordpress.com -and- for the scrumptious Sea Bass recipe you created! It looks soooooo good.
So good in fact, I would love for that to be the first meal that I prepare for a very special woman in my life. Yes,yes yes – even an old codger like myself can find love when it’s least expected, after so many years of being lonely on this lovely little marble we call Earth.
I’ve looked at many of your articles and posts and I must say; I am highly impressed. Thank you again and I will let you know how the meal goes!
Thank you so much T! Haha yes! Love is always just around the corner! 🙂 hope you’re cooking this sooner than later 🙂 Hugs and love xox
looks yummy! every time I hear or see the words “Sea Bass”, it reminds me of Dumb and Dumber… 🙂
Thanks so much Jim! Hahah oh yeah! Hugs and love xox
Does Slap yo Mama Hot Sauce have a trademark on the name? Then again, think of any catchy phrase and there is a hot sauce in Louisiana or Texas with that name on it.
I love sea bass. This looks good.
Thank you so much!! No trademark yet!!!haha Hugs and love xox
Hmm… Looks very interesting. However I still deliberating whether Sea Bass is counted as “Vegan”. LOL..
Thanks so much!! Haha yeah not vegan this time! But just as delicious! Hugs and love xox
Haha… I just had roast Salmon with veggies. My brother’s fiancé cooked.
My speciality lies with roast chicken, turkey and stir-fries… Sorry… I’m a carnivore.
oooh that sounds lovely!!! yum! hahah hugs xo
Yes for Chilean Sea Bass! I need to try that mango salsa. That’s one of my fave foods and I’ve never made it before. Excited to try! Also, another fish you may like is Scottish Salmon. Super yummy and buttery!
Can you feel my joy through this computer screen? This meal is everything to me. It is healthy, colorful and loaded with so many nutritional benefits. This is on my growing list of meals to make this fall. Thank you for once again providing another picture perfect recipe.
Keep on inspiring us with those wonderful menu I will try make it one day.
oh gosh thank Maurice 🙂 this one was particularly delicious! hugs ox
Thanks and you are welcome too 😉
That looks so tasty.
Thank you friend!!! oh my goodness it was such a treat! big hugs xo
That looks so pretty on the plate with all the bright colors. Sea Bass is a tasty fish. Thanks for the lovely recipe. Love ❤️ Joni
Aw thank you! I agree – bright colors just taste better 🙂 hehe Hugs and love xox
Love you too you talented and blessed beauty. Love Joni
Sounds like perfection on a plate! Will be on my menu soon!
Thank you so much! Oh my gosh it was divineeeeee! Hugs and love xox