Black Sea Bass Crusted with Spices, Tomato, and Vegetable Vinaigrette

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
1 serving
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • For the Vinaigrette:
  • 7 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Sherry vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 1/2 ounces salted butter
  • Black Sea Bass with Spices:
  • 1 fingerling potato
  • 1 (6-ounce) sea bass fillet, skin on
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • Spice mixture, recipe follows
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • To finish:
  • Fava beans, blanched
  • 2 white pearl onions, blanched and peeled
  • 2 red pearl onions, blanched and peeled
  • 2 yellow pear tomatoes, halved
  • 2 red baby tomatoes
  • 2 orange baby tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Sweet 100 tomatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon chopped oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chopped tarragon
  • Spice Mixture:
  • 2 hazelnuts
  • 2 almonds
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon black peppercorns
Directions
To finish:
  • For the vinaigrette: Saute sliced mushrooms in butter until caramelized. Add honey, soy, lemon juice, and vinegar. Add water and simmer slowly for 30 minutes. Strain, pressing out all juice.

  • Make brown butter with salted butter. Place pan in ice water to stop cooking. Whisk into mushroom broth.

  • Cook fingerling potato, peel and cut into thirds. Set aside.

  • Cut fish with skin into 3 pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Dip in cream, then spice mixture, then flour. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a saucepan and saute until crisp.

  • Heat vinaigrette with potatoes, fava beans, and onions. Add tomatoes and herbs last. Pour into bowl and add fish.

Spice Mixture:
  • Toast hazelnuts, almonds, coriander, sesame seeds, and peppercorns in a hot pan and grind.

  • This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The FN chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.


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