Restaurant style pan fried sea bass

As the About page explains, this blog is about how you can save money to enjoy the finer things in life, such as eating out. By this, I don’t mean eating out at a chain restaurant every week; I mean eating out at really really good restaurants every month or two. A simple way to save for these really really good restaurants is to cut back on the takeaways and the bog standard meals out but that’s a challenge when we’re uninspired by what we can cook at home.

Well, part of this blog is on feasts and that includes cooking your own grub. If what you cook is more appealing, and of restaurant standard, (and you have a bottle of wine ready), who needs to go out?

So, here’s my recipe for pan fried sea bass – a staple menu item for any good restaurant.

pan fried sea bassYou will need:

2 fillets of sea bass

Plain flour


Salt and pepper

Start by covering a large plate with a layer of plain flour. Add a generous seasoning of salt and pepper.

Put the fillets on to the plate, and cover both sides with the flour.

floured sea bass

Add 2 tbsp of oil to a large frying pan on a medium heat. Once hot, add the fillets, skin side down.  Cook for 4 minutes.

Turn over when crispy brown and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes until cooked.

crispy sea bass

Then put on a plate and garnish  with some lemon juice or warmed basil pesto.

Yum. x

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