Texas Fried Sea Bass with a Raspberry Honey Soy Glaze

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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3 cups canola oil

1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced into thin rings

4 (4-ounce) seabass fillets

4 strips par cooked bacon

1 cup Beer Batter, recipe follows

1 cup Raspberry, Honey, Soy Glaze, recipe follows

2 teaspoons orange liqueur (recommended: Cointreau)

1 orange, zest cut into, long, thin, curled pieces

Beer batter:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 eggs

8 ounces light lager (recommended: Amstel Light)

1 teaspoon blackening seasoning

Raspberry, Honey, Soy Glaze:

1 cup soy sauce

1 cup honey

1/2 cup fresh raspberries

1/4 cup sugar


  1. In a large high-sided saute pan, heat canola oil to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place 2 jalapenos rings on top of each fish fillets. Then wrap each fillet with 1 bacon slice, covering jalapeno rings. Dip into batter and drop into the hot oil. Fry until nice they have a golden brown color, approximately 5 minutes. Place onto either a serving platter or plate and drizzle glaze over fried fish. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon orange liqueur over each fish and garnish with orange zest.
  3. This recipe was provided by a finalist, who may or may not be a professional cook, for The Next Food Network Star. Food Network has not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.

Beer batter:

  1. In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Consistency should be like pancake batter. If too thick add more beer.

Raspberry, Honey, Soy Glaze:

  1. In a small pot over medium heat, add all ingredients, except sugar, and let simmer for 20 minutes. Add sugar and let simmer for another 5 minutes.