Wearing rubber gloves, remove jalapeno seeds and membrane and discard. Prepare all the above ingredients, combine and refrigerate.
For the Spicy Paste: Combine the above ingredients to form a spicy paste.
For the Sea Bass: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season fish with salt and pepper and coat with flour. Brush a heavy coating of the spice paste on the skin of the fish. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a very hot oven-safe skillet and sear the fish skin side down. When the skin is crispy, place the fish in the oven for approximately 10 to 12 minutes until done. Serve with spicy fruit salsa.
Recipe courtesy of Plenty: A Collection of Sarah McLachlan's Favourite Recipes with Chef Jaime Laurita, copyright 1999, by Sarah McLachlan and Jaime Laurita
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