When I went to the fish monger on Saturday, I bought a whole sea bass. Mom was surprised to see the whole fish last night, and dad and I had a good laugh about it. Dad kept singing “give me that fish” in the McDonald’s commercial voice.
Here is the recipe I used, via All Recipes:
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon lemon pepper to taste
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt to taste
- 2 pounds sea bass
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 large cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
- 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Step 1
Preheat grill for high heat.
- Step 2
In a small bowl, stir together the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, lemon pepper, and sea salt. Sprinkle seasonings onto the fish.
- Step 3
In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter with the garlic and parsley. Remove from heat when the butter has melted, and set aside.
- Step 4
Lightly oil grill grate. Grill fish for 7 minutes, then turn and drizzle with butter. Continue cooking for 7 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork. Drizzle with olive oil before serving.
Dad helped me with the grill. Once we pulled the sea bass off, dad noticed the fish’s eye was clouded over. “Looks like he has glaucoma.”
“Do you have any eye drops?”
“No, let me call my friend. Maybe he can spare some eye drops for Mr. Fish.”
Dad and I chuckled. I love when food can bring people together. Making memories while cooking and eating.