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Seared Sea Bass With Citrus Fennel Salad

Marcus shows you how to make Seared Sea Bass with a Citrus Fennel Salad.

food

Seared Sea Bass With Citrus Fennel Salad

Marcus shows you how to make Seared Sea Bass with a Citrus Fennel Salad.

Ingredients

Fish

  • 4 5-ounce sea bass fillets
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Apple Cider Reduction

  • 1/2 shallot, diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups cider
  • 1 teaspoon molasses

Shaved Fennel

  • 1/2 fennel bulb
  • 1 tablespoon fennel fronds
  • 1 green serrano chile
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Splash of cider vinegar

Steps

Fish

  1. Season the fillets with salt and pepper and saute in olive oil in a preheated cast-iron skillet until golden on each side. Add butter to the pan while cooking for added flavor, if desired.
  2. To assemble, stack fillets and pour shallot sauce over fillets. Top with shaved fennel.

Apple Cider Reduction

  1. In a pan on medium heat, add the butter and cook the shallot until soft and translucent, add the apple cider vinegar to deglaze. Finish with molasses and strain.

Shaved Fennel

  1. Shave fennel bulb. Combine shavings, fronds and serrano chile in a bowl and season with salt. Add citrus zests, juices, vinegar, and season with pepper. Set aside.