Braised Sea Bass

Braised Sea Bass

Published January 29, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 6
Total Time: 40 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 25 min


Sea bass has a wonderful flavour that, in this dish, is accentuated by a small amount of lemon zest and a mild vegetable broth. If sea bass isn't available, try substituting sea bream, haddock or grouper.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 fillet and approximately 200g of vegetables
Calories per serving: 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.2g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 163mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 14.0g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Protein 28.9g 40%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes, such as Anya or Pink Fir Apple
  • 1/2 pound baby carrots
  • 6 x 4- to 5-ounce sea bass fillets

Step by Step:

  1. Bring water, wine, lemon zest, red pepper, and bay leaf to a simmer in a large, deep frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the potatoes and carrots and bring to a simmer.
  3. Cover and cook until carrots are just tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Place sea bass on top of vegetables and reduce heat to medium-low.
  5. Cover and cook until fish is just cooked through and flakes easily with the point of a knife.
  6. Divide fish and vegetables between individual serving bowls and top with broth.