Sunday, February 10, 2013

Expensive Valentine's Dinner But It Is Also Frugal



My husband and I love Chilean sea bass but it is so expensive.  At Isaacson & Stein fish company it cost about $18 a pound.  I usually get a medium size piece which is a little shy of a pound.  However, if we were to go to our favorite fish restaurant, a Chilean sea bass dish would cost about $30 per person, so cooking it at home is a deal.  My favorite Chilean sea bass recipe is from Cooking Light but I now  have started to use another a glaze which is much quicker.





Broiled Sea Bass with Pineapple Chili Basil Glaze

Sprinkle the fillets with 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Place the fillets on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 5 to 9 minutes.  Remove from oven; brush fillets evenly with glaze. Return to oven; broil for an additional 5 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. 


    3 tablespoons pineapple preserve
    2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
    1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    1 garlic clove, minced
    3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
    4 (6-ounce) sea bass or other firm white fish fillets (about 1 inch thick)
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    Cooking spray


When I don't have pineapple preserve, I glaze my fish with World Harbors Jamaican style jerk marinade.  It has a sweet and spicy taste which is great for ribs, fish and chicken.




Have you ever eaten Chilean sea bass and would you pay this much for fish?





12 comments:

  1. I bet that tastes great with the pineapple preserves. Yum! I like to put pineapple slices on turkey burgers every now and then. I'm going to try this out!

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    1. Theresa, I have also used this marinade on ribs. The doesn't overwhelme the meat.

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  2. Wow...this looks so delicious! I have had Bass before but I'm not sure what kind it was. I must try this:)

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    1. I love all types of bass but my favorite is Chilean see bass. It is a fatty fish so you don't need a large piece.

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  3. the photo looks fabulous. Baked haddock has been the fish dish of late. very filling.

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    1. I haven't tried haddock and I will look for it, the next time I'm at the fish market.

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  4. Mmmmm I would so pay that much. We have a big anniversary dinner every year where we go out and spend way too much money. But we only do it once a year. So $9 for two people for a food you LOVE is totally frugal.

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    1. You need to splurge once a year, you deserve it femme. Now, splurging every month is a different story.

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  5. I really love fish, it's one of my favorite foods, but I'm a little unsure about the pineapple preserve. I guess I would have to try it, you never know until you try. Thanks!

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  6. I don't think I've ever had Chilean Sea Bass. This recipe is amazing. I would see if it goes on sale at Whole Foods to try it, they typically have one of their seafoods on sale every week. I really can't afford it right now, but given the opportunity, I would jump on trying this, and would love to have it every week!

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  7. I don't think I have ever eaten Chilean Sea Bass, but if I had the money I would definitely pay that price. Tank you for sharing this great recipe.

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  8. This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

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