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Food and Recipe Pesto Sea Bass with Tomato Relish

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Healthy Living' started by Jeanh, Sep 11, 2015.

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    • 1 pound Sea Bass or Halibut fillets
    • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

    For the tomato sauce broth:

    • 1½ cup tomato sauce
    • 1½ tablespoon tomato paste
    • 1½ tablespoon oil from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes
    • ¾ cup chicken broth

    For the Tomato Relish:

    • 1 cup halved plum tomatoes, a variety of colors
    • ½ red onion, sliced
    • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, cut into thin ribbons
    • For garnish:
    • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
    • parsley for garnish


    1. Season the fish with salt and pepper, set aside.
    2. In a small sauce pan, add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, sun-dried tomato oil and chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Simmer 2 - 3 minutes. Thin with more broth if you'd like.
    3. In a small bowl, add the halved tomatoes, red onions, olive oil and fresh basil and toss.
    4. Have the pesto ready.
    5. Sear the fish in hot oil until nicely browned. Turn and continue cooking over medium temperature for 5 minutes or until just starting to flake. Or you can finish in a 400 degree oven for 5 minutes.
    6. Coat the fish with the pesto. In shallow bowls, add a ladle of the tomato sauce. Lay the fish onto the sauce and top with the tomato relish.
    7. Add a sprig of parsley. Serve immediately.
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